Graduands from the Federal University of Technology Minna have been encouraged to look beyond competing for employment in the labor market to aspiring to become employers of labour by deploying the entrepreneurial skills imparted on them while at the University.

This call was made on Thursday by the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Minna, Professor Farouk Adamu Kuta at the 31st and 32nd Combined Convocation and 41st Founders’ Day of the University in Gidan Kwano.

In his address at the event, the Vice Chancellor acknowledged that the path ahead may not be without challenges but he assured the graduating students that with patience, hard work, and perseverance, they would navigate through to achieving their goals.

Professor Kuta who was presiding over the occasion for the first time since his appointment as Vice Chancellor, seized the medium to highlight some of the achievements of the University over the past one year.

The highlighted achievements include an unprecedented staff growth and development, full accreditation status for virtually all academic programmes by the National Universities Commission (NUC) accreditation status, adoption of e-learning as well as the digitalization of key units and remodelling of the university gate and website among other recently commissioned facilities on campus.

The Vice Chancellor called on genuine investors to partner with the Institution; particularly in the area of providing more hostel facilities to accommodate students.

He thanked the Chancellor of the University, His Royal Highness, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi (Odundu the second) who is the Deji of Akure, staff and students of F.U.TMinna as well as members of the University’s host community and other invaluable stakeholders – for their support over the past year.

A combined total of 7,312 graduands were conferred with first degrees at the occasion which catered for students from the 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 academic sessions, respectively.

120 Postgraduate Diplomas, 955 Master Degrees and 150 Doctorate Degrees were also awarded

The classification of the first degrees for the
2021/2022 Academic Session is as follows…
First Class Honours – 71
Second Class ( Upper Division) – 1,091
Second Class (Lower Division) -1,916
Third Class – 767
Pass Degree – 22

The breakdown for the 2022/2023 Academic Session is
First Class Honours – 116
Second Class (Upper Division) – 1,099
Second Class (Lower Division) – 1,494
Third Class – 716
Pass Degree – 20