After 12 years, Plateau State University to hold first convocation

The Vice Chancellor of Plateau State University Bokkos, Prof. Doknan Sheni said plans are on top gear for the first combined convocation ceremony of the institution after 12 years of establishment in the Country.
The Vice Chancellor stated this on Monday 30th January, 2017 during a media briefing held at the Senate Chamber of the University in Bokkos local government area of the state.
He said 344 students have been cleared off by the University Senate on Saturday 4th February, 2017 while about 300 students were not cleared by the Senate due to one or two carryovers.
He said out of the 344 students ready for the convocation, 3 students are bagging first class degrees.
The weeklong event will kick off with a novelty football and volleyball match between Staff and students of the institution on Tuesday 31st January, 2017.
He also disclosed that on thursday 2nd February, 2017 at the University’s Campus by 11 am, the university is going to award the founders of the state Institution and local government Management Committee Council Chairmen for their relentless contributions for the sustainability of the University over the years.
Prof. Doknan Sheni also pointed that the Institute needs more funding to meet up with the mission and vision of the University and it’s admission strength especially that the admission strength only increased by 1,000 while applications are often in thousands. He canvas for the establishment of private Universities in the state to compliment the only 2 Universities (Federal and State ) in the state given Ogun State as a reference point where about 18 Universities are found in that state compare to Plateau State.

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