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is there any reward for first class students in GSU ?

is there any reward for first class students in GSU ?

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Yes, there was a current convocation ceremony

Gombe State University (GSU) has cumulatively
graduated 51 students with first class degree from
2013 to date, with another 664 graduating with
second-class upper degree during the same period.
Vice Chancellor of the university Professor Ibrahim
Umar disclosed this at a pre-convocation lecture
ahead of the combined convocation ceremony for the
2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 academic
sessions billed to start today (Friday).
Prof Umar said a total of 3, 958 graduates would
participate in the combined convocation ceremony for
four sets of graduates since the 2013/14 academic
The VC added that 1,945 graduated with second
class lower, 1035 with third class while 60 got
passed degrees before the National University
Commission (NUC) abolished passed degree after
Prof. Umar explained that for the first time the
institution is graduating 37 Post Graduate Diploma
(PGD) in education, 4 Masters Degree in Science
(MSc) in physics.
He disclosed further that, in line with the ceremony
and in its bid to recognize merit and hard work, the
university would confer the award of honorary
degrees on four eminent Nigerians, including the
Chancellor of the university and Emir of Gombe, HRH
Alhaji Abubakar Shehu Abubakar.
The three other awardees are Hajiya Amina J.
Muhammad, Deputy Secretary-General of the United
Nations and Chief Christopher Kolade, businessman,
diplomat and media expert and Mr. Herbert Wigwe,
Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of Access
While noting that the Chancellor was installed at the
last convocation held but was not conferred with an
honorary degree, the remaining three were selected
based on merit as demonstrated by their
contributions to the development of the country in
their various fields of endeavour.
“Hajiya Amina is from Gombe, being the first person
to occupy that position is something worthy of
celebration. Chief Kolade is being recognized for his
exploits in the banking industry,” the VC said.
Other activities lined up for the convocation
ceremony, Prof Umar said, includes a pre-
convocation lecture to be chaired by former Head of
Service of the Federation, Alhaji Mahmud Yayale
Ahmed, with the Emir of Kano, HRH Muhammadu
Sanusi II expected to deliver the keynote address
centred around social reforms especially in Northern
“We decided to bring these eminent personalities into
the university so that our students can see what
these gentlemen have done towards building the
society,” the VC said while urging the public to
attend the lecture session with a view to gaining
Commenting on the recent developments within the
institution, Prof Umar noted that within the past four
years, the university has increased its enrollment
from 1,545 in 2013/14 session to 3,636 in 2016/17
academic year.
The VC announced that the GSU also introduced both
diploma and part time degree programmes with over
2500 students currently undertaking various courses
of study. He added that the institution equally
expanded its remedial programme to admit another
2000 students.
He said 15 new PG programmes admitted about
1,000 students, with over 600 of these already
Prof Umar pointed out that the institution has also
expanded in terms of infrastructure with the
construction of new lecture theatres, students’
hostels as well as laboratories.
He further revealed that a team of accreditation from
the NUC and Pharmaceutical Council of Nigeria has
visited the institution regarding the university’s
pharmacy department, stressing that hopefully by
next year, GSU would graduate its first set of
“I am proud to say that, Gombe State University is
the only state-owned university in the North running
both MBBS and Pharmacy,” he said.
The VC used the opportunity to show appreciation to
Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo for his
continuous support to the university as well as the
Chancellor, university council, management team, the
senate of the university, in-house unions, staff and
students among others, for the existing harmonious
working relationship.
1 month ago
Every school do give their first class some thikng......okay
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