The University of Maiduguri has yesterday held it 22nd Combined Convocation Ceremony at the University Convocation Square.
Dignitaries present at the august occasions includes, The President and Commandant in Chief of the Armed Forces, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari ably represented by Professor Julius Executive Secretary NUC, The Executive Governor of Borno State, His Excellency Hon. Kashim Shettima, His Excellency the Executive Governor of Niger State, the Deputy Governor of Borno State Alhaji Usman Mamman Durkwa, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council Alhaji Lawan B. Marguba, the Chancellor His Imperial Majesty Oba (Dr) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi JP, CFR, LL.D (Alaafin of Oyo, the Shehu of Birno State HRH Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Elkanemi ably represented by the Shehu of Dikwa, Mai Martaba Sarkin Kano HRH Muhammad Sunusi !!, the Emir of Machina, the emir of Gwoza, the emir of Askira Uba, Hon. Minister of state (Power, Works and Housing) Mustapha Baba Shehu, Senator Abubakar Kyari, Hon. Ayuba Bello, Her Excellency Hajiya Nana Kashim Shettima, Hon Commissioners, Former Vice Chancellors, Former Registrars, visiting Vice-Chancellors and Host of others.
The summary of the statistics of Undergraduates degree graduation for the 22nd combined convocation showed that a total of 37,259 student’s have been graduated, out of this number, 32,869 are regular students are regular students, 841 student’s are from the affiliated colleges and 3,549 student’s are from the Distanced learning programme. It is gratifying to report that 172 graduands obtained First Class Degrees from the University in the five sets that have graduated at this convocation.
At the convocation also, Honorary Doctorate Degrees have been conferred on three (3) eminent persons namely Late General Murtala Muhammad, former Head of State have been coffered Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) posthumously, Professor Russell Galen Schuh, a renowned linguist from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have also been awarded Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) and Mai Martaba Muhammad Sunusi !!, Sarkin Kano have also been coffered with Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa)
Photo Credit; Comrade Mahmud Muhammad
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