In anticipation of the 11th convocation ceremony in Abuja, the Vice-Chancellor of the Nile University of Nigeria, Prof. Dilli Dogo, announced that 84 students out of the 1,251 graduating students will be awarded first-class degrees.
News About Nigeria gathered that the ceremony will also witness the graduation of 632 postgraduate students, with 45 people set to receive Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
Providing a breakdown of the academic achievements on Tuesday in Abuja, Prof. Dogo shared that 203 students earned second-class (honours) upper division degrees, 229 secured second-class (honours) lower division degrees, and 10 students were awarded third-class (honours) degrees.
Notably, there will be 43 medical graduates among the cohort.
The Vice-Chancellor emphasised the institution’s commitment to enhancing the employability skills of its graduates, noting that global employability currently stands at 60 percent.
He also highlighted the expansion of enrolment quotas, with plans to admit 195 medical students in the coming session.
“There will be 43 medical graduates, 84 First Class, 203 have second class upper, 229 have second class lower and 10 with pass degrees. Also, there are 632 postgraduate students out of which 45 will be PhD degrees.
“The enrolment quota has increased in the institution from 50- 100 per cent. In the coming session, we will admit 195 medical students and this has been institutionalised.
“We have built three huge academic complexes this year. One of them is the only STEM state-of-the-art building in Nigeria,” he said.
In terms of infrastructure development, Prof. Dogo mentioned the completion of three significant academic complexes, including the only STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) state-of-the-art building in Nigeria.
As part of the convocation proceedings, two distinguished Nigerians, business mogul Dr. Mohammed Indimi and former Minister of Health/Professor of Obstetrics Prof. Isaac Adewole, will be honoured with honorary degrees in oil and petroleum engineering and medical sciences, respectively.
The convocation lecture will be delivered by renowned educationist Prof. Sulaiman Bogoro, the former executive secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).