From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna
The Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna, Professor Abdullahi Bala has said that 72 out of 3,671 students have been awarded with First Class degrees Prof. Bala made the disclosure during the pre-convocation press briefing in Minna adding that 941 students will be awarded with Second Class Upper, 1,905 with Second Class Lower, 707 with Third Class and 46 with Pass Degrees in the 28th Convocation ceremony of the University.
According to him, 3,671 will be conferred with First Degrees, 506 will be awarded Masters Degrees, 58 will be awarded Doctor of Philosophy and 208 for post graduate Diploma adding that 863 additional graduads from affiliate institutions will also be awarded with first degrees.
The Vice Chancellor expressed pleasure that the number of First Class candidates have more than doubled adding that the number of PhD, Masters degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas have recorded significant increases in one year.
“A close look at the figures reveals that the total number of awarded for undergraduate degrees is up by about 20 per cent compared to last year, so also has the number of First Class candidates more than doubled. In addition, the numbers of PhD and Masters Degree as well Postgraduate Diplomas have recorded significant increases above those of last year. These trends are consistent with the upward trajectory being recorded by the university.”
Bala also said that the University has been ranked among the top four universities whose graduates are not preferred by employers, “the employability index of our graduates stands at 60.61 per cent. ”
He added that the university had made a lot of progress I’m research and innovation which has drawn a lot of grants, collaborations and fellowships for the university and its staff.
The Vice Chancellor then said that the 28th convocation would be held on the 1st of February which would also mark the 36th Founders Day of the institution.