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FUTA produces 85 1st class out of total 4,241 graduands

The
Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA, is set to graduate 4241
students from various Departments who have met basic requirements for
their enrolled courses.

The
Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwan Suleiman Adamu, who is the Chancellor of
the University will preside over the Grand Finale on Saturday ,March 18
during which Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the nation’s former Minister of
Agriculture and current President,
African Development Bank (AfDB), and Professor Rainer Horn, a German
will be conferred with Honorary Degrees in Agriculture and Management
respectively.

Speaking
at a briefing on the 28th Convocation Ceremony, Professor Olaniyi
Okunlola, the University’s Ceremonials Committee Chairman disclosed that
a total of 4,241 graduands are to be bestowed with the University’s
Degrees. 

He explained that
68 would be conferred with certificates in Diploma Programmes from the
Centre for Continuing Education, 2,889 Undergraduates and 1,284 from the
School of Postgraduate Studies, with Ali Abdul-Hafeez Semomhe from the
Department of Electrical Electronic Engineering emerging overall best
graduating student for the 2015/2016 academic session with a C.G.P.A of
4.89 from a pool of 85 students who bagged first class. 

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On
Friday March 17, the 28th Convocation Lecture titled ‘Scholarship
,Globalization and Underdevelopment :Wither Universities of Technology”
Would be delivered by Professor Michael Faborode, a professor of
Agricultural Engineering, former Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo
University, Ile-Ife and current Secretary-General, Association of Vice
Chancellors of Nigerian universities.

In
the course of the ceremony 10 new additions to the University’s
critical infrastructure would be commissioned. Some of them are the new
postgraduate halls of residence for both male and female, new halls of
residence for both male and female undergraduates, a shopping complex,
block of classrooms, new lecture halls and the University Library
Extension. Okunlola said adequate arrangements have been put in place to
ensure a hitch free ceremony.

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