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Over 80 students bag first class as Nile University holds 11th convocation

With a medical simulation centre in view, Nile University targets the front row among Nigerian universities

Nile University, as it plan towards its 11th convocation, has disclosed that of the 1,251 graduting students, eighty-four students will be awarded with first class honours.

Dilli Dogo, the vice chancellor of the university announced this during a press briefing in Abuja on Monday.

According to him, the institution which opened for admission in 2009 has achieved critical development both physically, and in terms of infrastructure required for a conducive learning environment.

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“Nile University though as young as it is, has graduated the first set of doctors who are doing well in their job across the country. In the same vein the medical and dental council and National Universities Commission has increased our enrolment quota from 50 to 100. This is a rare feat.

“Of the total 1,251 students graduating, 619 are undergraduate, 84 are graduating with first class, 253 are graduating with second class upper, 229 with second class lower and 10 are graduating with third class upper.

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“Of 632 post graduate students will be graduating and 45 of them will be awarded with PHD degrees of the university while two illustrious Nigeria will be awarded with honorary doctorate degree of the institution,” he said.

Speaking further, Dogo said that the institution had recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with government for the takeoff of the first African aerospace and aviation University as part of the aviation roadmap of the country.

He also said that to bridge the gap of continued exodus of medical personnel from the country, the federal ministry of health has approved Nile University to increase enrollment of medical students given the huge infrastructure and quality of research work by the institution.

“Our graduates ae employable anywhere around the world. The employability of our graduates currently stand a 76 percent. Both industries and government has found out that our graduates are skillful and productive, and responsible to the needs of industries.

“We are going to be ensure that graduates from this institute continue to respond to the needs of the industry” he said.

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In his remarks, John Vermaaten, Pro-Chancellor of the University said that the University was committed to the academic achievements of the students and their outcomes as they grow as a individual. “We’ve worked hard over the last couple of years to expand the facilities and buildings.
We really desire to give the students not only a university but the best education possible.

“We continue to grow, will continue to invest in our students and facilities. We will continue expand our programmes.”