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273 Grab First Class As ABU holds 42nd Convocation Jan 28

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An estimated 273 graduands are billed to receive First Class Bachelors Degrees, as Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, Kaduna State, North-West Nigeria, on Saturday, January 28, 2023, presents a total of 35,758 graduands for the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 sessions for conferment of first degrees, postgraduate diplomas and higher degrees at its 42nd Convocation.

In a statement issued on Friday in Zaria, ABU Director of Public Affairs Auwalu Umar said that the 42nd and Diamond Jubilee Convocation was billed to hold on January 28.

Of the 35,758 graduands, 8,842 bagged higher degrees, with 869 Ph.D; 60 M.Phil; 6,179 Masters; and 1,734 Postgraduate Diplomas, according to Umar.

He explained that 26,916 would receive Bachelors Degrees, out of which 273 have First Class; 5,647, Second Class Upper Division; 17,567, Second Class Lower Division; 2,899, Third Class Honours; 45 Pass Degrees, and 485 Unclassified Degrees.

He disclosed that four outstanding personalities would be conferred with the institution’s Honorary Doctorate Degrees for their immeasurable contributions to humanity.

“The honorary degree awardees include former Military Governor of old Kano State, Colonel Sani Bello (rtd) and Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ms. Amina Mohammed.

“Others are former Bursar of Ahmadu Bello University, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa-Jibo; and Katsina-based philanthropist, Hajiya Fatima Kurfi,’’ the ABU spokesperson said.

According to him, the pre-convocation lecture scheduled to hold on Friday, January 27 would be delivered by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha.

Umar added that the lecture was entitled: The Impact of Man-Made and Natural Disasters on Food Security and Agricultural Development in Nigeria.

Similarly, a lecture entitled: Nigeria: Character Builds a Nation, Dignity Transforms It would be delivered by an alumnus of the University, Professor Adebayo Olukoshi, on Tuesday, January 24.

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