THE Nile University, Abuja at its 5th convocation ceremony honoured the Ooni of Ife, His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi (Ojaja II) and Hajiya Dr Mariya Sanusi Dantata with Doctorate Degrees of Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa).
The University, which recorded thirteen first class graduates eleven of whom are females, honoured Oba Ogunwusi for his exemplary contributions to humanity.
The daughter of Senator Garba Yakubu Lado Danmarke, Zainab Yakubu Lado with a B.Sc (Hons) Biology came overall best student with a GPA of 4.95.
Other first class graduates are: Aisha Aliyu Modibbo, Theodora Ebosereme Okojie; Aisha Kabir; Abdulsamad Mustapha; Esther Udoka Ndudinanti;Fasial Buba Muhammad; Umi-Amara Ibrahim; Maryam Sheshi Yahaya; Mariam Musa Alfa; Sadiya Umar Atiku and Fatima Alhassan Sule. Information on the Universty booklet indicated that 270 students with a total of 99 undergraduates and 171 Postgraduates.
While addressing the convocation, Chairman on the Governing Council. Mr Mehmet Basturk, said the university was established to compliment government’s efforts to make tertiary education form the bedrock of high level of workforce development.
“It is our desire to contribute our quota to the development of Nigeria by preparing and equipping young men and women with the necessary knowledge and skills for sustainable development.”
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Dr Huseyin Sert also said that apart from impacting knowledge into students, the school in collaboration with Canadian Partners is making impact educationally especially in the IDP camps in the Northern parts of the Country, which includes Skill acquisition, General Health and Safety Training, Languages among others.
“The Nile University International Relations office is not left out in the achievements of great strides by encouraging national and international exchange programme for students among universities, thus encouraging multiculturalism among staff and students.
“We shall also double our efforts to make sure we quench admission thirst of our teaming Nigerian youths who are suffering from university admission reality,” he said.
According him, the university in conjunction with National University Commission (NUC) now accepts deported students from distressed universities in Turkey adding that they are granted generous discounts in tuition fees.