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A total of eleven thousand, four hundred and thirty-one students have graduated from the University of Jos at the institution’s 31st and 32nd combined convocation.
Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Sebastian Maimako, who disclosed this during the ceremony held in Jos on Saturday said out of the number, seventy-four got first-class honours while one thousand, nine hundred and twenty-eight students bagged Second Class Honours (Upper Division).
Other categories of awardees, according to the Vice-Chancellor, included 3,423 for Second Class honours(Lower Division; Postgraduate Diploma, 153; Masters,1453 and 97 for the Ph. D category.
The Vice-Chancellor said, “A total of 11,431 graduands are graduating in today’s ceremony. The awards include Diplomas, Undergraduate degrees, Masters, and Ph. D certificates. This comprises of, 3385 undergraduates for 2016/2017 session, 3,638 undergraduates for the 2017/2018 and 2,260 from our affiliated institutions”
The Vice-Chancellor also said that the former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria University Commission, Prof Peter Okebukola, and the Chief Executive Officer, NASCO Group, Dr Attia Nasreddin were conferred with the degree of Doctor of Science, (Honoris Causa) and Doctor of Business, (Honoris Causa) respectively for their outstanding contributions to educational and national development as well as the growth of humanity.
He said that the University would continue to demonstrate it’s value to its benefactors and for members of staff and students as it undertakes the necessary changes that would enable it to achieve set goals.