112 bag first class as FUDMA prepares to graduate 4,365 students


One hundred and twelve students from the Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA) in Katsina State have earned first-class honors.

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Armaya’u Bichi, announced these details during a press conference held at the Senate Chamber of the institution on Thursday, preceding its 7th and 8th combined convocation.

He revealed that the upcoming convocation would witness the graduation of 4,365 undergraduate students. Among them, 1,131 achieved second-class upper, 2,476 secured second-class lower, and 646 students obtained third-class honors.

Notably, this convocation marks the inaugural occasion for the graduation of 401 post-graduate students. This category includes 11 students who earned PhDs, 168 with academic masters, and 75 obtaining Professional Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma alongside Professional Masters. Additionally, 149 students earned Post Graduate Diplomas.

He announced that the convocation lecture, scheduled for Friday, will be delivered by Deputy Senate President Barau Jibril. During the ceremony, honorary degrees will be conferred upon Ibrahim Shema, a former governor of Katsina State, as well as the Emir of Daura, HRH Umar Umar, and the Emir of Bichi, Nasiru Bayero.

Professor Bichi clarified that the pre-convocation lecture, with the theme ‘Harnessing the Power of Education, Technology, and Innovation in Tackling Insecurity,’ will also take place on Friday at the University Auditorium, Take-Off Campus.