ABU graduates 35, 758 students at 42nd convocation 

THE Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria in Kaduna State will present 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/Diamond Jubilee Convocation billed to hold on Saturday, 28th January, 2023.

The number, released along with other activities lined up for the convocation by the institution’s Registrar, Malam Rabiu Samaila, comprises the following: 8,842 higher degrees, while 869 Ph.D, 60 M.Phil, 6,179 Masters, and 1,734 Postgraduate Diplomas.

The released also indicated, 26,916 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).

In a statement issued by the Director of Public Affairs, Auwalu Umar at the weekend, he said four outstanding personalities will be conferred with the institution’s honorary doctorate degrees for their immeasurable contribution to humanity.

The honorary degree awardees include former military governor of old Kano State Col. Sani Bello (Rtd) and Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina Jane Mohammed.

Others are former Bursar of Ahmadu Bello University Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Jibo and Katsina-based philanthropist Hajiya Fatima Lami Usman Kurfi.

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