285 students bagged first class degrees as Bayero University, Kano (BUK), held its 36th and 37th combined convocation on Tuesday.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sagir Abbas, while speaking at the ceremony, noted that 2,807 students graduated from the 2018/2019 session, while 2,841 graduated from the 2019/2020 session from the 16 faculties in the university.
Abbas added that 8,777 post-graduate students comprising 3,671 for the 2018/2019 session and 5,106 for the 2019/2020 session emerged from the School of Postgraduate Studies and the Dangote Business School.
He explained that 359 postgraduate students would receive PhDs; 5,936 would receive Master’s Degrees; while would 2,484 candidates would get Postgraduate Diplomas.
Abbas stated that the university had many reasons to be proud, due to its remarkable achievements.
He highlighted the university's recognition as a world-class institution, dedicated to education, research, and serving the community in the 21st century.
“I entreat you to be worthy ambassadors of BUK and endeavour to give your best in the development of your community and the nation.
“Do remember BUK wherever you may be for providing you with the necessary knowledge and skills to build a career thereby contributing to societal development,’’ Abbas advised
According to him, the university aims to evolve from a primarily teaching-based institution to a research-focused one.
He also mentioned that the university was ranked 11th best in Nigeria according to the February 2022 Webometrics ranking.
Abbass urged the graduating students to apply the knowledge and skills gained from the university for self-improvement and positive change in their communities.
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