Varsity records first female first class in physics


Usmanu Danfodiyo University

By Habibu Harisu

Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto has named Katsina state born Zainab Abdullahi as its first female student to bag first class in physics.

The university which held its 35th to 37th combined convocation on Saturday, also said that 121 students bagged first class degrees.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru, also said 12, out of which 135 were Ph.D holders, 770 Masters degress and 10,034 obtained first degrees among others.

The Vice-Chancellor explained that 109 students would also receive various prizes based on their excellent performances.

He said 2,375 graduating students obtained Second Class Upper Degrees, 6,603 Second Class Lower, 1,556 Third Class, while 347 were on unclassified degree categories.

The VC said a total of 4,548 undergraduates passed out in 2015/2016; 4,166 in 2016/2017; and 2,280 in 2017/2018.

Zuru explained that the university, within the period, established modern urology centre, new faculty of agriculture…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria