5 May 2017

NSUK to Graduate 3,000 Students on Her 5th Convocation Event - 2017


 The Vice Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Professor Muhammad Akaro Mainoma while addressing a World Press Conference yesterday at the Senate Chambers revealed some of the snippets of what to expect from the much anticipated NSUK convocation event.

Over 30,000 graduands across seven sets will convocate on Saturday the Vice Chancellor confirmed it.

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Professor Mainoma said despite the many challenges that confront the University, the institution has grown from its little beginning when it had just 473 in 2002 to a staggering 17,641 today.

NSUK Vice Chancellor in his speach also revealed that the number of academic programmes have also increased massively from 19 in 2002 to 54 in 2017.

According to the Vice Chancellor,“In addition, NSUK Faculties rose from 3 as at the time of take-off to 7 as at 2017. Just recently, a new Faculty - Faculty of Environmental Sciences was established bringing the total number of Faculties to 8”, he added.

NSUK Post-Graduate programmes have similarly increased to 195 within the period under review, with 40 of the programmes instituted in the last 3 years Professor Mainoma has been in charge.

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Presently, three Faculties are engaged in researches worth over $20 million, he said.

On staff, the Vice Chancellor said between 2006 to 2017, “the University appointed 50 home grown Professors from the ranks of its lecturers”.

He noted that research has been “a core mandate” of the University whereupon he created the Directorate of Research and Documentation to coordinate and report various research activities in the University.

In all, the University boosts of 1,124 staff strength shared into 523 academics and 601 non teaching staff.

When is NSUK 2017 Convocation Programme?

The NSUK Convocation is starting tomorrow, 5th May, 2017 with the installation of the Chancellor and the Convocation lecture, to be delivered by Interior Minister, Abdulrahaman Danbazau by 4pm at the Assembly Hall.

Please be there.

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