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Shagari, Sultan, others bag Sokoto College Fellowship


SOKOTO – The Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, has conferred its fellowship on second republic President, Alhaji Shehu Shagari and five others for their outstanding contributions to the education sector.
The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that, awards were presented during the combined convocation ceremony of the college, held on Saturday in Sokoto.
Other receipients include the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, Gov. Aliyu Wamakko and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar.
The rest were Prof. Muhammad Junaid, the Executive Secretary, National Commission for Colleges of Education and a traditional ruler, Alhaji Ahmadu Dange.
NAN reports that Wamakko, who is also the Visitor to the college, responded on behalf of the awardees and commended the college for the recognition.
He pledged that the state governemnt would continue to allocate the lion share of its annual budget to the education sector.
“Education is the bedrock of the development of any society and we are not going to pay lip service to the sector.
” My administration has been allocating the lion share of the state’s budget annually from 2007 to date, and the gesture will be sustained.”
The Special Adviser on Higher Education in the state, Prof. Gajam Ardo commended the huge support the state government has been extending to the institution.
”’ Consequently, the college has introduced fourteen new courses and two new schools , in addition to a Centre for Continuing Education.”
Ardo said the facilities had afforded the college the opportunity to run 17 degree programmes affliated to the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
In his speech, The Chairman of the Governing Council, Amb. Shehu Malami attributed the remarkable expansion of structures and academic programmes of the college to the massive support of the state government.
Malami, a former Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, commended the governor for the moral and financial support to the institution, and urged him not to relent.
Earlier, the Provost, Dr Dikko Goshe, said that the college, which was established 44 years ago, has remained consistent in pursuance of academic excellence.
He said a total of 5,674 graduates, from 13 sets graduated by the college, were given their certificates at the convocation. (NAN)

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