•To enrol 195 medical students next session
Kuni Tyessi in Abuja
The Nile University of Nigeria has graduated 1,251 students out of which 84 out of 619 undergraduates bagged first class degrees.
Out of the entire number, 43 were medical students, 632 were Post- Graduate students in which 45 were awarded degrees of Doctor of Philosophy.
Also, with a 100 percent increase in its enrollment quota after the National Universities Commission (NUC) full accreditation for medical courses, 195 medical students would be admitted in its next session and this increase had been institutionalized.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Dilli Dog, who stated this yesterday, during a press briefing in preparation of its 11th convocation ceremony scheduled for November 22, said out of the graduating students, 203 have second class upper, 229 second class lower and only 10 were awarded third class degrees.
He said so far, the employability skills of the graduands which must remain topmost on the list of services offered by the school had been institutionalised, adding that so far, “employability of graduates as at today stands at 60 per cent globally.”
“In its 11th convocation, the school will be graduating 1,251students. Out of this number, 619 are undergraduates.
“There will be 43 medical graduates, 84 First Class, 203 have second class upper, 229 have second class lower and 10 with pass degrees. Also, there are 632 post graduate students out of which 45 will be PhD degrees.
“The enrolment quota has increased in the institution from 50- 100 percent. In the coming session, we will admit 195 medical students and this has been institutionalised. “We have built three huge academic complexes this year. One of them is the only STEM state of the art building in Nigeria” he said.
In the same vein, a business mogul, Dr. Mohammed Indimi and former Minister of Health/ professor of obstetrics, Prof. Isaac Adewole would be awarded with honorary degrees in oil and petroleum engineering, as well as in medical sciences respectively.
Also, the convocation lecture would be delivered by educationist and former executive secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, Prof. Sulaiman Bogoro.