Chancellor canvases special grant for UniAbuja
The Emir of Zazzau and Chancellor of University of Abuja, Alh. Shehu Idris, has appealed to the federal government to provide a special grant for University of Abuja.
He made the appeal during the 23rd convocation ceremony of the institution held at the university's main campus, noting that the university needed special attention to fast tract its development plans to a level befitting its location in the nation's capital.
Idris also said that there was a need to urgently complete ongoing projects towards providing a conducive learning environment for the students.
The chancellor tasked members of the Alumni Association of the University to champion the course of advancing learning, teaching, research and development and community services through partnering with the university management.
The emir enjoined the Alumnus of the institution to come to the aid of the university in raising the levels of infrastructure and provision of a conducive environment for academic activities through deployment of resources.
On his part, the Vice-chancellor, Prof. Michael Adikwu, told the gathering that the university graduated its third set medical students this year, noting that the efforts of the management to restore academic culture in the system is paying off.
He revealed that there had been marked improvements in other aspects of the activities of the university to include staff training, welfare, and partnerships with institution of like minds.
The VC used the opportunity to congratulate the grandaunts and tasked them to be ambassadors of the university in the world outside the campus.
"Today we are graduating a total of 4,946 made up of 4,725 undergraduates and 221 postgraduates’ students from the 2017/2018 academic session broken down into the following degree classification.
"First class (Honours) 24, Second class upper Division 982, Second class lower Division 2,498, Third class 1085 and pass136. "In the higher degrees category, a total of 68 have Doctorate Degrees, 233 Master's Degrees while a total of 41care Postgraduate Diploma graduands making a total of 342," he stated.