The Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwan Suleiman Adamu, who is the Chancellor of the University will preside over the Grand Finale on Saturday ,March 18 during which Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the nation’s former Minister of Agriculture and current President, African Development Bank (AfDB), and Professor Rainer Horn, a German will be conferred with Honorary Degrees in Agriculture and Management respectively.
Speaking at a briefing on the 28th Convocation Ceremony, Professor Olaniyi Okunlola, the University’s Ceremonials Committee Chairman disclosed that a total of 4,241 graduands are to be bestowed with the University’s Degrees.
He explained that 68 would be conferred with certificates in Diploma Programmes from the Centre for Continuing Education, 2,889 Undergraduates and 1,284 from the School of Postgraduate Studies, with Ali Abdul-Hafeez Semomhe from the Department of Electrical Electronic Engineering emerging overall best graduating student for the 2015/2016 academic session with a C.G.P.A of 4.89 from a pool of 85 students who bagged first class.
On Friday March 17, the 28th Convocation Lecture titled ‘Scholarship ,Globalization and Underdevelopment :Wither Universities of Technology” Would be delivered by Professor Michael Faborode, a professor of Agricultural Engineering, former Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and current Secretary-General, Association of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian universities.
In the course of the ceremony 10 new additions to the University’s critical infrastructure would be commissioned. Some of them are the new postgraduate halls of residence for both male and female, new halls of residence for both male and female undergraduates, a shopping complex, block of classrooms, new lecture halls and the University Library Extension. Okunlola said adequate arrangements have been put in place to ensure a hitch free ceremony.