PLASU Holds First Convocation In 12Years, Graduates 334 Students

By Chijioke Kingsley

The Plateau State University (PLASU), yesterday, announced that it will hold its first gradation on Saturday 6th February 2016, after 12 long years of unstable academic calendar as a result of turbulent moments since its evolution.
Family members and friends of graduating students at the University, have been in high spirit as they are beginning to gather for the first convocation ceremony which will graduate first and second sets of graduands since inception.
The Vice Chancellor, Proff. Doknan Danjuma Sheni, while briefing newsmen, said a line up of pre-convocation events begins Monday, 30th January, 2017, with degrees and higher degrees being conferred on deserving students as well as conferment of honorary doctorate and installation of Chancellor. No fewer than 334 from the two sets will be graduating out of which three students will be awarded first class division degree during the event.
Elated in his speech, the Vice Chancellor said, “this event is the first of its kind since the establishment of the University twelve (12) years ago; as you may be aware, Plateau State University has gone through trying moments since its evolution, particularly with the suspension of academic activities in 2007 which impacted negatively on the University’s growth and development and took us many years back.
“You are also aware that even after the suspension of academic activities was lifted, the University again witnessed the truncation of the tenure of the Pioneer Vice Chancellor and my suspension from office for a period of ten (10) months until the intervention of the National Universities Commission (NUC), which waded into the impasse and returned me to office”, Professor Sheni said

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