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Convocation: ATBU to graduate 7,688 students


Bauchi – Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, will graduate 7,688 students at its combined 19th and 22nd convocation, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Saminu Ibrahim, said on Tuesday.

Addressing a pre-convocation news briefing in Bauchi, Ibrahim said that the figure included 845 Diplomas, 5,554 first degrees, 1,219 Post-Graduate Diplomas and Masters and 64 Doctorate students.

He further said that of the 5,554 first degree graduands, 32 obtained First Class, 1,203 had Second Class Upper and 2,702 passed with Second Class Lower.

According to him, 1481had Third Class while 136 had Pass.

He said that President Muhammadu Buhari was expected to grace the occasion scheduled to hold on Jan. 23, 2016.

On the institution’s achievements, Ibrahim said that 40 academic staff members had obtained PhD. degrees worldwide while many others were pursuing their master degrees.

He said that the institution was constructing six new hostels and had renovated all old ones in order to provide decent accommodation for the students.

In addition, Ibrahim said that institution had also embarked on the construction of a three-star hotel and floated a micro-finance bank.

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Furthermore, the institution had was also producing bottle and sachet water and revamped its moribund printing press with a view to improving its Internally Generated Revenue. (NAN)

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