BY MUHAMMAD JAMIL ABUBAKAR.
The Senate and the Governing Council of Gombe State University will confer an Honorary Degree to the Vice President of Nigeria Kashim Shettima and six others who have contributed to the development of humanity.
Speaking during a press conference ahead of the 10th 11th 12th and 13th combined convocation ceremony, The Vice Chancellor Prof Aliyu Usman El-Nafaty said the choice of the seven personalities was based on their contributions to their immediate community and Nigeria as a whole.
The Vice-Chancellor said the institution is currently running 40 undergraduate and 68 postgraduate programs fully accredited by the National Universities Commission NUC, while also expanding its academic spheres with an additional 13 undergraduate and 31 postgraduate programs to commence full academic activities from the next academic session of 2023/2024.
Professor El-Nafaty said the institution has reviewed the female intake policy to address the local challenges, thus, the rapid socio-economic development of a nation has a link with the calibre of women and their education.
He said the institution has produced outstanding and thoughtful scholars, administrators and doctors across the country.
Those that will be awarded are Vice President Kashim Shettima, Former Secretary to the Federal Government Boss Mustapha, Former Minister of Finance Hajia Zainab Shamsuna Ahmad.
Others are Professor Idris Muhammad, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim Imam, Major General Timothy Sheloidi and the self-made scientist and innovator Abdullahi Usman.