The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has produced over 800, 000 graduates in the last 50 years of its existence.
The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, said this on Friday in a speech at the university’s Golden Jubilee Convocation held in Zaria, Kaduna State.
He said the graduates cut across various disciplines.
Mr. Mustapha said the university was proud to celebrate its golden jubilee as the largest university in Africa, South of the Sahara.
“We are of course assembled here today to award first degrees to deserving graduates who have successfully gone through their training and found worthy in learning and character for the award of degree in their chosen field of study.
“It is incumbent upon me to congratulate all the graduating students, their lecturers and all those involved in the hectic learning process.
“I am happy to announce that at this special Golden Jubilee Convocation, the university will confer degrees on a total of 7, 680 graduates,” he said.
Mr. Mustapha said out of the figure, 21 obtained First Class Honours; 960 got Second Class Upper; 4,130 came out with Second Class Lower; 2,209 got Third Class while the remaining got ordinary pass.
He charged the graduates to be good ambassadors of the university.
He also called on them to use the skills, knowledge and good character acquired in the university for the Service of humanity.