Al-Qalam University Held Maiden Convocation For Her 7 Graduated Sets As 22 Graduated With 1st Class.

Al-Qalam University has held its maiden
convocation ceremony of its seven (7) graduated
sets of the institution. The event also witnessed the
official installation of Alhaji Aminu Dantata as the
University chancellor of the university by the Grand
Patron of the university and the Emir of Kano Malam
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. He was also confered with
an honoury doctorate degree on business
administration.
In his acceptance speech, the pioneer chancellor of
the university -Alhaji Dantata pledge to do his best
in supporting the institution and enjoined all stake
holders towards supporting the present
administration in reviving the education sector.
According to him “we should not rely entirely on
government, we should support it”.
Also speaking during the event, the pro chancellor
of the university and its chairman governing body,
Alhaji Sani Zangon Daura highlighted some of the
contributions of Alhaji Dantata to the development of
the institution which includes the construction of
classes, offices and female hostels worth one
billion naira (N1billion). He also enjoined the
graduates to be good ambassadors of the
university.
On his part, the vice chancellor of the university –
Alhaji Shehu Ado Garki stated that the convocation
provides a unique opportunity to celebrate
excellence. According to him, “1678 graduates are
involved in the ceremony, out of this figure, 22 are
with first class, 400 in the second class upper, 916
in the second class lower, 322 are in the third
class while 18 graduates are in the pass degree.
The vice chancellor also stated that the institution
started with only 236 students in 2005 but now
burst with a population of 5000 students and 187
academic staff.
Highlights of the occasion include the award
honoury doctorate degrees to some important
personalities that include Jijjani BabaTunde, Isyaku
Umar Tofa and Late Khadi Usman Muhammad
Daura.

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