The University of Maiduguri (Unimaid) in Borno State will bestow honors upon Vice President Kashim Shettima during its upcoming 24th combined convocation ceremony scheduled for November 18, 2023,Daily Trust reports.
Other distinguished individuals set to receive honors include Alhaji Abdulsamad Isyaku Rabiu, Chairman of BUA Group Limited; Alhaji Abubakar Umar Ibn Garbai Al-Amin El-Kanemi, the Shehu of Borno; and Alhaji (Dr) Dahiru Bobbo, a former Registrar of Unimaid.
The honorary degrees to be conferred are as follows:
- Vice President Kashim Shettima will receive an Honorary Doctorate Degree D.Sc (Honoris Causa).
- Alhaji Abdulsamad Isyaku Rabiu will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree D. Litt. (Honoris Causa).
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- The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Umar Ibn Garbai Al-Amin El-Kanemi, will receive an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Laws (Honoris Causa).
- Alhaji (Dr) Dahiru Bobo will be conferred with an Honorary Doctorate Degree of Letters (D. Litt Honoris Causa).
The Vice Chancellor of Unimaid, Prof Aliyu Shugaba, informed the recipients of their selection, stating that they were chosen in recognition of their outstanding achievements and exemplary contributions to humanity and national development. The decision was made based on the recommendations of the Honorary Degrees Committee, the endorsement by the University’s Senate, and the approval of the Honourable Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman SAN, OON, in accordance with the established procedure and criteria for awarding Honorary Degrees of the University.
Similarly, the Senate of Gombe State University will confer honorary doctorate degrees on Vice President Kashim Shettima, Malam Hadi Shehu, a self-taught engineer based in Gombe, and five other distinguished Nigerians.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Aliyu Usman El-Nafaty, made this announcement during a press conference ahead of the 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th combined convocation ceremony of the university.
The seven awardees were selected for their significant contributions to humanity while performing their respective roles. Additionally, the Vice Chancellor mentioned that the graduating class includes 116 students with first-class degrees, 1,511 with second-class upper degrees, 3,326 with second-class lower degrees, 801 with third-class degrees, and 162 with pass degrees.