Thirty nine students have graduated with first class honours at the Kano University of Science and Technology, KUST, Wudil.
Vice chancellor of the university, Shehu Musa, revealed this to journalists at the pre-convocation press conference in his office on Wednesday.
The university would hold its fourth convocation ceremony for the combined 2012/2013, 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 sessions on Saturday, February 4.
Mr. Musa, a professor, said 698 students graduated with second class upper division and 1,443 students bagged second class lower division.
He added that 930 graduated with third class as well as 102 who finished with a pass degree.
The vice chancellor further disclosed that the university has introduced 12 new undergraduate courses, adding the Senate of the institution has approved the commencement of PhD programme in 8 courses.
“The university Senate has approved the introduction of new undergraduate courses. It has also approved the commencement of PhD programmes in a number of disciplines that include agricultural economics, crop science, microbiology, geography, physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology,” he said.
He added that programmes would commence in the 2017/2018 session.
The VC also revealed that the university would confer the former Kano State governor, late Abubakar Rimi with a posthumous honorary degree of Science.
Also, the emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, and an academic, Mustapha Ibrahim would also receive the award.
He said the award was an acknowledgement to their contribution to the development of education in the state.