by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
About 11,650 have graduated at the joint graduation ceremony of 5th and 12th Convocation of the Adamawa State University (ADSU), Mubi, in Adamawa State.
Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Kaletapwa Faranta, disclosed this recently during the convocation, while stating that 21 graduated for Ph.D, 482 for M.Sc, 16 for MTRA, 135 for MPA and 103 for MBA.
Others include 14 for M.Phil and 318 for Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) from 2009 to 2019.
According to the VC, it was a difficult task for the convocation of this grandaunts for the past 9 sets, following the insecurity in the area, adding that the 9 sets of the grandaunts has 92, who bagged first-class, 2,793 got second-class upper, 4,975 second-class lower, 2,384 had third-class and 291 had pass.
She noted that, the 2014 attack on the institution led to its closure and was almost shut down because the unions were on strike.
Speaking also at the occasion, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri urged the management of the university to proffer alternative solutions in addressing the epileptic power supply in the institution.
According to him, the state government has plans to establish a Faculty of Medicine and Teaching Hospital before the end of their tenure, so that health care services could be expanded to the reach of all and sundry.
“Instead of spending huge amount of money in the purchase of diesel for power standby generators, the institution should devote itself in research-driven options that could provide cheap energy in it.
“We need to domesticate excellence on the campus, in order to export it into the society. Government has approved an annual grant of N25 million for the improvement of research and publications of journals to the university,” Gov Fintiri noted.