Thirty-three students of the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, will on Saturday pass out with first class degrees out of the 2,392 students for 2009/2010 academic session.
Announcing the 19th and 20th convocation of the institution, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Muhammed Salihu Audu, said another set of 179 spill-over students of 2010/2011 would also be graduating, bringing the number of first degree graduating students to 2,571.
The Vice-Chancellor also said the university would also award 23 doctorates, 301 masters, 323 postgraduate diplomas among others.
A breakdown of the statistics showed that School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET) produced 18 first class graduates, while nine graduating students of the School of Science and Science Education (SSSE) made the elite class.
The School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT) had three first class graduates, while the School of Environmental Technology (SET) and School of Entrepreneurship and Management Technology (SEMT had two and one first class degree holders.
Further details showed that 501 students are graduating with second upper division, 1,269 made second class lower division, while 696 bagged third class and 72 with pass degrees.
Audu said three prominent Nigerians-Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Deputy President of the Senate; Alhaji Sani Dauda, a business mogul, and Mr Victor Winn are to be conferred with honorary doctorates (Honoris Causa).
Other highlights for the convocation include the inauguration of projects at the Gidan Kwano campus of the institution and another at the administrative block for the newly established School of Information and Communications Technology by President Goodluck Jonathan.
source: The Nation Newspapers