Vice-Chancellor, University of Abuja, Professor Michael Adikwu, has said a total of 13, 670 students graduated in the 2015/2016 academic session.
Of the number, 13117 were undergraduates and 554 were post-graduate students. He said this during the 21st convocation ceremony.
Breaking down the classes of degrees, he said First Class were six, Second Class Upper Division 644 students, while 5187 got second class lower; 5830 got third class; 441 obtained pass and veterinary medical students were nine.
Also among the graduands, a total of 64 obtained doctorate degrees, 413 secured master’s degrees, while a total of 76 were postgraduate diploma students. The VC congratulated the graduands on their achievements and urged them to conduct themselves as shining examples of a centre for learning and shaper of good character.
Adikwu also honoured some of the university’s past law graduates who made the institution, their parents and the nation proud by the way they had distinguished themselves in their conducts and contribution to nation building.
Three of the university’s Law students have, for the last three years, emerged with first class at the final bar examinations of the Nigerian Law School, just as they have also won laurels at an international competition in USA.
According to the vice-chancellor, “as much as the university recorded some positive achievements in the conduct of its affairs during the years, the institution is haunted by inadequate funding to complete some major physical projects, which now dot the main campus landscape. I, therefore, appealed to the government to lend helping hand towards completing the projects which are crucial to the realisation of the full capacity of the university.