The Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna has announced that 189 students will get First Class Degrees in a variety of fields as the university prepares to graduate 7,312 students during its 31st and 32nd combined convocations for the 2020/2021 and 2022/2023 academic years.
The institution’s dual convocation, scheduled for February 1, 2024 at the Gidan Kwano campus, will also award second class degrees (upper division) to 2,190 graduating students and 3,410 second class degrees (lower division) to meritorious students.
Professor Faruk Adamu, the University’s Vice Chancellor, briefed reporters at the University Main Campus in Gidan Kwano on Tuesday as part of the activities marking the convocation and founders day celebration.
Giving further breakdown of the degrees to be awarded , the Vice Chancellor disclosed that for 2020/2021 academic session, 1,091 students got Second Class Upper division while 1,916 students got Second Class Lower.
A total of 767 students got 3rd Class while 22 students will be going home with Pass degrees.
According to him for the 2022/2023 academic session, 116 students bagged First Class, 1,099 students got Second Class Upper, 1,494 Students got Second Class Lower, 716 students got Third Class and 20 students got Pass, adding that no student was withdrawn from the school due to academic performance with the year under review.
The Vice-Chancellor further explained that 120 Postgraduate Diplomas, 955 Master’s Degrees, and 150 Doctorate Degrees will be conferred with their degrees.
Professor Kuta pointed out that with a staff strength of 2,385 and a student population of 26,051, all the 58 academic programmes in the have attained full National Universities Commission (NUC) accreditation status adding that the University is preparing to host an international accrediting body for International accreditation.
The Vice Chancellor said that the highlights of this year’s convocation will be the commissioning of four key projects embarked by the institution under his administration and these includes African Center of Excellence for Mycotoxin and Food Safety (ACEMFS) building, the remodeled of the University main entrance gate, 500 metres road network within the campus and 38 No rooms students hostel at the main campus.
The climax of the convocation ceremony will be a convocation lecture titled “the power of vision and innovation technology: the key to sustainable agriculture and food security in Africa” to be delivered by Professor John Kennedy Opara.
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