At the event, the Vice Chancellor of the university Prof. Aliyu Shugaba called on the graduating students to embrace entrepreneurship.


“Every success in life brings with it challenges. You are graduating today, our nation is faced with myriads of problems. I believe the university has adequately prepared you to contribute to proffering solutions to these problems,” he said.


“The era when graduates look up to the government for answers to all problems is fast fading. I encourage you to specifically utilise your entrepreneurial training in the university to decide your employability status. Start an enterprise, no matter how small your capital or idea is.”


Over thirty-three thousand students graduated and were awarded certificates from the university with one hundred and forty-seven bagging first class.


A breakdown of the graduating students shows that eight hundred and seventeen students bagged master’s degrees, and one hundred and thirteen PhDs. Others got a first degree from the regular university and other affiliate colleges.