105 First Class as BUK Graduates 6,174 Students.
No fewer than 6,174 students will be awarded with first degree certificates during the forthcoming convocation ceremony of Bayero University Kano (BUK) scheduled to hold on Friday, 15th June, 2019.
This was revealed by the Vice-Chancellor of BUK, Prof Muhammad Yahuza, at a pre-convocation press conference held at the University’s Senate Chamber on Friday, 31st May, 2019.
In his speech, the VC said that a total of 105 students will be awarded with first class degrees while a further 3,405 graduands would be awarded with higher degrees and post graduate diplomas during the event.
He said a blind student, Umar Abdullahi also graduated with a Second Class Upper (2:1) degree in the university from the Department of Special Education.
According to him, the physically challenged student, who is among the 9,571 graduands, studied with normal students in the department.
“A completely blind student is among the graduands of this year’s convocation. He graduated from the department of Special Education with Second Class upper. Interestingly, this student studied amidst normal students using his braille and other instruments used for blind students,” Prof Belo added.
The Vice-Chancellor also disclosed that another blind person, Jibrin Diso would be awarded with the honor of professorship during the convocation.
The university will also honour philanthropist and entrepreneur, Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu, first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Folake Solanke and Senator Bello Hayatu Gwarzo with honorary doctorate degrees for their immense contributions to human development at the convocation ceremony.