Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is set to grace the 5th convocation of Federal University Dutse (FUD) Jigawa State and present a paper titled, “ Facing The New Decade”.
The vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Fatima Batulu Mukhatar revealed this in her speech at the pre- convocation press briefing.
She said that 786 students are graduating with a degree in various disciplines out of which 52 students graduated with First Class, 291 with Second Class Upper, 338 Second Class Lower and 105 with 3rd class.
Professor Batulu narrated that the school has made remarkable progress since its establishment in 2012 both in terms of academic excellence, physical structure, and moral values.
“The university started with 202 students and three faculties but today the university is offering 32 courses in six faculties with a total student population of 9,491,” she said.
The vice-chancellor added that as part of the university’s efforts to enhance its academic excellence it signed a memorandum of understanding with various international universities and professional institutions within and outside Nigeria.
She, however, commended Educational Trust Fund (TETFUND) for its various interventions both in erecting structures, provision of scholarship to lecturers/and research grants which made it possible for the university to achieve its present status among its peers.
The vice-chancellor added that the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo would deliver his lecture on 21st February 2020, which would be followed by the convocation ceremony on Saturday 22nd February.