- The vice-chancellor of Yusuf Maitama Sule University (YMSU), Kano, said the university now has 4,323 students admission capacity
- Professor Mustapha Ahmad Isa made this known during the first edition of the university's convocation ceremony
- The VC added that 80 out of 2,456 students graduated with first-class degrees, 755 graduated with second class upper, 1,309 bagged second class lower, while 312 graduated with third class
Yusuf Maitama Sule University (YMSU), Kano, now has the capacity to admit 4,323 students, the institution's vice-chancellor, Professor Mustapha Ahmad Isa has announced.
The vice-chancellor made this known during his speech at the combined convocation ceremony in Kano, noting that the university's initial admission capacity was 1,323 before the National Universities Commission (NUC) increased the quota.
Daily Trust reports that Professor Isa added that 80 out of 2,456 students graduated with first-class degrees at the first edition of the university’s convocation ceremony on Saturday, December 14.
A further breakdown indicated that 755 students graduated with second class upper, 1,309 bagged second class lower, while 312 graduated with third class degrees, making a total of 2,456 graduates.
Legit.ng gathered that three sets of graduates from 2016, 2017 and 2018 academic sessions formally received their degrees at the convocation ceremony.
According to the vice-chancellor, 527 students were graduates from 2015/2016 sessions; 693 from 2016/2017 academic session, while 1,236 graduated from the 2017/2018 session.
Professor Isa added that the NUC has granted the university the license to commence the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme from the next academic session, 2019/2020.
The university don urged the Kano state government to build student hostels in its main campus to facilitate a convenient learning process.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) threatened to go on nationwide strike over the federal government’s resolve to stop the salaries of lecturers.
The threat stemmed from the FG's insistence on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
According to Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU's national president, the union will activate its standing resolution of “no pay, no work” if the FG insists on IPPIS.
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