Zaria (Kaduna State) – The Division of Agricultural Colleges (DAC), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria on Saturday graduated a total of 3,534 students.
Speaking at the 32nd joint convocation ceremony held at ABU main campus, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, expressed appreciation over the growth of the college in size and scope.
He observed that the college was running different courses to cater for the technical manpower needs of not only in the northern region, but Nigeria at large.
Garba said that the college and the university had continued to discharge their mandate of teaching, research and community services.
The Vice-Chancellor urged the graduating students to use the skills, knowledge and training they acquired to meet new challenges in the bigger society.
In his address, the Director, DAC, Prof. Mohammed Fatihu, said efforts were being made in the college to address the evolving needs of the people through the introduction of new programmes.
According to him, low funding has often delayed the progress and completion of approved projects in the college.
The director said that the removal of the college from TETFUND grants by an act of the National Assembly had also negatively affected the college.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some of the graduating students who spoke expressed joy that they had been able to conclude their studies in the school successfully.(NAN)