The Bayero University Kano (BUK) has set to award first class degree to 72 students. The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Muhammd Yahuza Bello disclosed this in a press conference. He added that 8,635 students would be graduating this year during the school’s 34th convocation and 72 of them graduating with a first class degree.
He said 5,401 would receive first degree, 70 PhD, 1,833 master’s degree and 656 would be awarded with Postgraduate Diploma certificates. He, however, stated that the University Senate and Governing Council had decided not to award any honorary degree this year. This is explained to be because there are no persons deserving of the honour.
Bello noted that in order to maintain the high value and honour associated with such degrees the institution Senate and council have been limiting the number of honorees, and the years when such awards are made.
The convocation was reportedly scheduled to hold between April 3th and 7th, 2018. Professor Bello noted that the university had greatly improved on its records of academic excellence. He stated that the last one year, the institution had secured full accreditation of all programmes it presented to the National Universities Commission (NUC). He added that recently, the university had got accreditation for 15 undergraduate and eight postgraduate programmes.