Prof. Muhammed Tanko, Vice Chancellor, Kaduna State University (KASU), says the institution, had keyed into Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i’s vision of providing courses that would produce self employed skilled graduates.
Tanko stated this at the combined 4th convocation of the institution, on Saturday, in Kaduna, while identifying some of the courses as Biotechnology, Geophysics and Cyber Security.
”We have also championed the development of benchmark for the National Universities Commission (NUC) in the area of Logistics and Supply Chain Management,” he stated.
Speaking further, the vice chancellor noted that a total of 9,684 graduands would receive degrees in various programmes, having been found worthy both in character and learning.
Of the total number of graduands, he said, 5,984 were undergraduates of three sets, while 3,700 others were postgraduates.
Tanko urged the graduands to be worthy ambassadors of the institution and use the knowledge and skills they had acquired in developing themselves, their communities and the country at large.
The occasion also witnessed the conferment of honorary doctorate degree in Management to the Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, among other recipients.
He noted that the honorary doctorate degree awardees, were carefully selected, following their immense contributions in various fields of endeavours to the development of the country.
Tanko commended Gov. El-Rufai, for his commitment to work, as well as the institution’s academic and non-teaching staff, who, according to him, gave the university global recognition.
The state Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Shehu Muhammad, reiterated the state Government’s commitment in providing quality education to students.
“We will continue to ensure provision of high quality education, accessible to all learners, through effective and efficient management of resources, for the attainment of self-reliance and socio-economic development of the state,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that other honourees at the ceremony were the Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Muhammad Maigari-Dingyadi, who was conferred with honorary doctorate degree on governance.
Malam Mele Kyari, Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), who was awarded Doctor of Public sector governance, to complete the list of honourees.
Speaking on behalf of the awardees, the Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning, Hajiya Ahmed, lauded the management of KASU for finding them worthy of the honour.
She reassured of their commitment to the continuous upliftment of the image of the country in their various capacities, while also contributing their quota to nation building. (NAN)