Vice Chancellor Nasarawa University Identifies Funding, Labour Unrest, Examination Malpractices, Admission As Major Challenges Facing The Institution

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Rabiu Omaku

The Vice Chancellor of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Professor Muhammed Akaro Mainoma has identified the major challenges slowing the pace of development of the institution to Funding, Admission, Examination malpractices, Consolidation (2nd) phase of University development.

The Vice Chancellor disclosed this during a press briefing marking 2008-2016 combined convocation held at the University. On the issues of funding of the University Professor Mainoma revealed that the institution balances a whooping N100m monthly for the payment of staff salaries for the past thirty six months.

Reacting on consolidation (2nd) phase of University Development, the Vice Chancellor maintained that the institution completed thirteen projects executed in the last three years.

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Commenting on the rising spate of missing script, the head of the institution said stringent measures has been put in place to addressing the ugly situation.

On labour Unrest ,professor Mainoma said earned allowance for non-teaching staff is no longer a hiccup, stating that 10% of the arrears are been paid on monthly basis and is a continue process.

“We succeeded in paying Earned allowances for 2009-2014 and we are making a leeway to pay 2016-2017

The Vice Chancellor speaking on the academic performance of graduates averred that Seventy six graduates of the Nasarawa state University, Keffi bags first class degree from inception.

Mainoma said total of about thirty thousand students would be convocated in the 5th combined convocation of the University, he disclosed that the about 30,000 graduates are for the seventh sessions from 2008-2016.

“21,442 are undergraduates while a total of 8,270 are post graduate students respectively adding that 3,705 are graduates of Master degree while 168 are graduates of Doctor of Philosophy.

Professor Mainoma said 76 graduated with first class degree,2,518 bags second class upper,11,642 bags second class lower and 1,674 graduated with pass.

Number of First Class

2008-2009-4

2009-2010-2

2010-2011-7

2011-2012-6

2012-2013-9

2014-2015-9

2015-2016-16.

Yakubu Suleiman Omale with CGPA 4.92 is the overall best graduating student of the University from the Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture.

Others are Ojo Joseph, First class, Department of Art (CRK),Adegoke Idowu of the Department of Geology, Peter Anza Shedrach.

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