The University of Jos, Plateau State, will on Saturday graduate a total of 20,532 students at its 33rd and 34th convocation ceremony.
The vice chancellor of the institution Professor Ishaya Tanko disclosed this on Wednesday during a pre-convocation press briefing, said out of the number, 112 of the students would graduate with first-class Honors.
The V.C said various categories of students will be awarded with different degrees as well.
According to the VC “For the Second Class Honors (Upper Division), we have 3,093 graduating students and for the Second Class (Lower Division), we have 6,325. For the Third Class category, we have 1,361, and 281 students will graduate with Pass Division while Pass qualified for Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine program is 109.”
The VC stated further that the high point of the convocation ceremony is the appointment of Mallam Nuhu Bamali, Emir of Zauzau, as the new Chancellor of the University of Jos.
He said the Chancellor would be conferred with the Doctor of Laws Degree (LL.D.) Honoris Causa alongside two other eminent Nigerians – a former Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Professor Elias Bogoro, will be conferred with a Doctor of Science while the former Nigerian Ambassador to Switzerland, Ambassador Yahaya Kwande, will receive Doctors of Letters.