Connect with us


Dankwambo offers employment to 51 first class graduates



Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, on Saturday offered automatic employment to 51 graduates of the Gombe State University who graduated with a First Class degree.

Dankwambo announced this at the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th combined convocation ceremony of the university, for the award of first degrees, postgraduate diplomas, higher degrees and prizes.

He said the state government has offered each of the 51 first class graduates an automatic employment and donation of N100, 000 each.

The governor said his administration has fully implemented the ASUU and Federal Government agreement, adding that he also provided fund for the payment of Earned Allowance and Postgraduate Study Grant.

In his address, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Ibrahim Musa Umar, said a total of 3, 958 students graduated at the combined convocation ceremony for four academic sessions.

He said 864 students got second class upper, 1, 945 second class lower, 1, 038 graduated with third class, while 60 bagged a pass degree. The vice chancellor explained that those that graduated with a pass degree were admitted in 2013 session, before the abolition of the pass degree by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

He added that for the first time, the university has graduated 37 students that bagged post-graduate diploma in education and four students with master’s degree in physics.

The representative of the NUC, Dr Bello Gidado Kumo, said the commission has approved the take-off of the faculty of law and two other post-graduate degree programmes in the next academic session.

Our correspondent reports that the university has also conferred honorary doctorate degrees on the chancellor and Emir of Gombe, Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar III, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Hajiya Amina J. Mohammed, Chief Christopher Kolade

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.