Topnaija.ng can confirm that today, Seventy two first class will lead 3,599 others at the 28th convocation of the Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Abdullahi Bala, has announced.
Prof Bala disclosed this during the pre-convocation briefing in Minna.
According to him, 941 students would bag second class (Upper Division); 1,905 would be conferred second class (Lower Division); 707 had third class; while 46 had pass.
Bala said aside first degree graduates, 506 would be awarded masters; 58 as Doctor of Philosophy; and 208 for post graduate diploma, adding that 863 additional graduates from affiliate institutions would also be awarded first degrees.
Bala was upbeat that while the number of first class graduates has been more than doubled, those in PhD, masters and postgraduate diploma equally recorded significant increases within one year.
“A close look at the figures reveals that the total number of awards for undergraduate degrees is up by about 20 per cent compared to last year; so also has the number of first class candidates more than doubled. In addition, the numbers of PhD and masters degree as well postgraduate diplomas have recorded significant increases above those of last year. These trends are consistent with the upward trajectory being recorded by the university.”
Bala also said that FUTMINNA has been ranked among the top four universities whose graduates are lured by potential employers. He added that the university had made a lot of progress In research and innovation which has drawn a lot of grants, collaborations and fellowships for both the institution and staff.
Bala said today’s event would also coincide with the 36th Founders Day.