UNIIMAID Graduates 172 First Class Students In Five Sets

By Ibrahim M Shelizza

The University of Maiduguri is graduating 172 First class students in various areas of human endeavors from the University in the five sets schools to be awarded with their certificate of degrees.

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Ibrahim Njodi who stated this during a pre-convocation Press briefing held at Senate Hall of the University said from the statistics released by the University showed that in the 40 years of the University`s existence it has graduated 101,541 students.

He said the institution will be awarding a post-humous doctorate degree in Law,while His imperial Magesty, Dr. Lamidi Owayiwole Adeyemi III is going be conferred with a Honoury Doctorate degree, (Doctor of Literature) and also installed as chancellor while Emir of Kano Alhaji Muhammadu Sunusi II and Professor Russel Galen, a re-known linguist from the University of California, Los Angeles, with Dr. of Science and Letters respectively.

The Vice Chancellor said “University of Maiduguri is most cosmopolitan University in Nigeria as its staff cut across all states and its students comes from all parts of the country, as the University have so far graduated over 100 student in one local government area of Abia state with 14 graduates from one family”.

“at the beginning of 1976/77 session the University admitted its 64 pioneer undergraduate students in three faculties namely, faculty of Arts and education, Faculty of Social sciences and Law and Faculty of Science “, the VC stated.

Prof. Njodi said that, with the resilience of staff, students and the judicious use of funds, the University is going to be developed to an institution of international repute.

He said, with the commitment and resilience of staff, the university has metamorphosed into a real centre of excellence in scholarship from a very humble beginning despite all the challenges faced by the institution.

The VC said the Combine Convocation which has earlier commenced with Friday Prayers on 8th April 2016 at the university of Maiduguri central mosque and special Non-denominational service at the Chapel of Grace in the University will climax with the convocation proper at 16 Saturday, 2016..