The Federal University of Technology Minna has announced that 58 of the institution’s 3,892 graduating students earned First Class degrees.
Prof. Abdullahi Bala, the university’s Vice-Chancellor, stated this at a news conference in Minna on Wednesday to commemorate the university’s 38th Founders’ Day and 30th Convocation, adding that 948 additional students will graduate with Second Class Upper Division degrees.
Additionally, he stated that 2,047 students will graduate with a Second Class Lower Division, 801 with a Third Class, and 38 with a Pass degree.
“Of those graduating with First Degrees, 58 earned First Class, while 948 earned Second Class Upper Division,” he explained. There are 2,047 students enrolled in the Second Class Lower Division, 801 in the Third Class, and 38 graduating with Pass degrees.”
He stated that 270 students from 200 to 500 levels who are First Class will receive partial scholarships, while ten winners of gold, silver, and bronze medals at various national and international competitions will receive various cash prizes to motivate and recognize them for future outstanding performances.
Bala also revealed that Honorary Doctorate degrees will be conferred on a former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, Chairman of the BUA Group, Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu, President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, and Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Company Ltd, Malam Mele Kolo Kyari.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, 200 students will receive Postgraduate Diplomas, 836 will receive Masters degrees, and 121 will receive Doctorate degrees.
Bala said, “the newest ranking of Nigerian public institutions by the National Universities Commission places FUT Minna in the first position with a score of 97.57 in terms of efficiency, that is, the rate of retention and graduation of students.”