The Shehu of Borno, HRH Dr. Abubakar Garbai El-Kanemi has been installed as Chancellor of Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja.
He was installed Chancellor at the 10th convocation ceremony of the institution where over 800 undergraduate and postgraduate students graduated across five faculties of Arts & Social Sciences, Management Sciences, Engineering, Natural and Applied Sciences, and Law.
The prestigious monarch was in March this year appointed of Nile University of Nigeria by the proprietor and members of the Board of Trustees of the institution.
By the appointment, he will be the honorary head of the university and represent it occasionally in ceremonial and ambassadorial capacity, as well as take precedence before all other members of the university while presiding at meetings or convocation.
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Speaking at the event, the newly installed chancellor commended the management for creating an environment where students are equipped with skills to compete with their contemporaries.
He encouraged the graduating students to make unity, progress, and peace their watchword as they step into the society.
Also, the vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Dilli Dogo, expressed his delight at the number and quality of graduates graduating from the institution.
He pointed out that since the acquisition of Nile University by Honoris United Universities, the first and largest pan-African private higher education network with 15 institutions across 10 African countries, the impact has been positive, as witnessed in the increased infrastructural development, improved staff development, and training as well as increased enrollment of students across programmes.
According to Dogo, the University trains its students to impact society, stating that the motto of Honoris United University is ‘education for impact’.
At the convocation ceremony, awards were presented to the overall best graduating students.
Emmanuel Ayomide Obayemi of Accounting Department with a CGPA of 5.0, received a 100percent scholarship from Nile University to pursue a postgraduate degree; N500,000 from Providus Bank; N100,000 from Mouka Foam; and N100,000 from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Similarly, Precious Eteyen Okon (Petroleum & Gas Engineering), with a CGPA of 5.0, also received a 100percent scholarship from Nile University to pursue a postgraduate degree in the school; N500,000 from Allison Rich; and N100,000 from Mouka Foam while Habibah Ayinke Taiwo of Mass Communication Department with CGPA of 4.99, received a 100perxent scholarship from Nile University to pursue a postgraduate degree; N500,000 from Media Seal; and N100,000 from Mouka Foam.
Lastly, Mercy Ewea Egwakhide of Economics Department, with a CGPA of 4.97, received a 100percent scholarship from Nile University to pursue a postgraduate degree in the school: and N400,000 from SBI Stagwell.