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Billionaire business mogul and President Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote is to be conferred with Honorary Doctor of Letters, while 81 students are to bag 1st Class, as Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria convocates 15,289 students next Saturday.
One time President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Hassan Adebayo Sunmonu is also to be conferred with Honorary Doctor of Science, at the event which is expected to be honoured by President Muhammadu Buhari.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the university’s Registrar, Abdullahi Ahmed Kundila and made available to The Nation on Monday.
Kundila also disclosed that, convocation lecture entitled ‘It’s All About the Human Capital …’ is to be delivered on Friday by Founder/Chairman of Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) and former President, Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede.
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According to the Registrar, “There are 15,289 graduands for the Convocation. The number is made up of 10,803 first degrees and 4,486 postgraduates. The postgraduates comprise 304 PhDs, 12 M.Phil, 3092 Masters Programmes, 38 MBA by Distance Learning, and 1020 postgraduate diplomas.
“The breakdown of the first degrees is as follows:
First Class -81