Federal University of Technology, Minna, FUTMINNA graduates 3,490 students. The institution produces a total of 34 first class, 811 second class upper division and 1,363 second class lower division.
The Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, will on Saturday, April 18 graduate a total of 3,490 students as part of series of activities marking the 24th convocation ceremonies of the institution.
Briefing newsmen at the permanent campus of the institution, at Gidan Kwano, along Minna-Bida highway on Tuesday, the vice-chancellor of the University, Professor Musbau Adewumi Akanji, said that the institution would confer 34 graduands with 1st class degrees, 811 with 2nd class upper, while 1,363 would receive 2nd class lower division degrees.
Akanji said that the institution has also been ranked as the 6th in Nigeria and 57th in Africa by the Global University Ranking.
The vice chancellor assured that the university would continue to discourage examination malpractice among students.
“The university put in place appropriate measures to discourage examination malpractice.
“I don’t subscribe to an outside omnibus to settle this.
“Any student found wanting will be given expulsion and this decision is handed down before the beginning of the next semester,” he said.
Akanji said that the institution would place more emphasis towards boosting its ranking, adding that funding will be of immense benefits in these.
On provision of accommodation for students, he said that the institution was working with private entrepreneurs.
“A private outfit has completed arrangement for the building of a 5,000 bed space hostel and by the end of the year students will occupy them,” he said. (NAN)