BUK 32nd convocation: to award degrees to 7, 446 graduands – VC

The Vice Chancellor of Bayero University Kano,
Prof Yahuza Bello, says no fewer than 7,446
graduands will be awarded degrees during the
forthcoming 32nd convocation ceremony of the
institution on Wednesday.
Bello disclosed this in Kano on Sunday while
briefing newsmen on the activities lined up for
the ceremony.
He said that 4,771 of the graduands would be
awarded first degree, 1, 603 would receive
master’s degree while 65 would be awarded PhD
and 838 others would receive Postgraduate
Diploma certificates.
According to him, the University has introduced
part-time degree programmes, which are being
run by the school of continuing education.
He said that the National Universities
Commission (NUC) had already approved 23
programmes for the University.
The vice chancellor said the decision to
introduce part-time programmes followed the
scrapping of all sub-degree (Diploma)
programmes by the University.
“The part-time degree programme provides an
opportunity for people whose job schedules do
not allow them the liberty of a full-time
programme, yet they need the training,” he said.
Bello said that the Executive Secretary of the
NUC, Prof Julius Okoje, was expected to
inaugurate five projects in the University during
the ceremony.
“A renowned legal luminary, Barrister A. B.
Mahmoud is expected to deliver the convocation
lecture on Friday April 22”, he said.

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