The Governing Council of the Adamawa State University (ADSU), Mubi, has made a request to the Governor of the state, Ahmadu Fintiri to assist the state university to organise its convocation, which was last held eleven years ago.
Since the institution was established in 2002, ADSU has held only one convocation ceremony for its graduating students and that was in 2008.
However, the Governor, who took a working visit to Mubi during the week while responding to the concerns raised by the newly inaugurated Governing Council of the institution, gave the assurance that his administration would support efforts by the management of ADSU to restore the yearly event.
“The administration has given education a priority and it will do everything within available resources to ensure that the university reclaim its status as an institution of excellence after several years of maladministration which has led to the neglect of the institution.
“In the next few years, under this administration’s support, we want to see this university massively transformed so that it can compete favourably with other universities in the country,so as to enable the citizens of this state, especially children of the poor, gain access to sound university education,” the Governor stated.
He also promised to resume the payment of student bursary allowances which was last paid to students in tertiary institutions seven years ago.