No fewer than 325 students of Federal University Dutsin-ma, Katsina State, have been awarded certificates of excellence for their outstanding performance during the 2015/2016 academic session.
The Acting Vice Chancellor of the university, Armayau Bichi, a professor, awarded the certificates to the recipients in Dutsin-ma, Katsina on Monday.
Mr. Bichi said 91 students were named “university scholars” for obtaining Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.50 and above in their studies.
He said the students who appeared in the vice chancellor’s honour list of academic excellence would also enjoy university sponsorship.
The vice chancellor said that 234 students appeared on the dean’s honor lists for attaining 4.00 to 4.49 CGPA during the period under review.
He said the awardees on the dean’s honour list would enjoy book allowance.
Mr. Bichi said any student who graduated with First Class would be offered automatic employment by the university.
According to him, this is part of measures to encourage students’ academic excellence and discourage failures.
He said the institution encouraged its students to participate in associations, and to serve as an executive member of any one that was registered, a student must have a minimum of 3.00 CGPA.
“I urge students at whatever level of their studies to work hard to make the university proud of them, their parents and the country,’’ Mr. Bichi said.
NAN reports that the institution is among the universities established in 2011 by the Federal Government.