Ahmadu Bello University, ABU Zaria was heated up with an aura of excitement as 1,165 students of Division of Agricultural Colleges graduated on Saturday.
The blossoming academic event gave room for several stakeholders of the tertiary institution to air their views on the school’s progress.
Most notable was the presence of the university’s Vice – Chancellor, Professor Ibrahim Garba who revealed the 38 graduates attained distinctions, 354 with had Upper Credit, the 473 that had Lower Credit and 300 who came out with Pass.
Subsequently, Garba gave the graduands positive advices as he urged them to be good ambassadors of the university at all times.
He also called on them to use the skills, knowledge and training they acquired in meeting the new challenges they will come across as they go into the larger society.
He further cited the necessity of the institution to continuously discharge its mandate towards teaching, research and community service.
On the other hand, Professor Najume Ibrahim Giginya who is the Director Division of Agricultural College also persuaded the graduands inbibe the traits of hardwork, honesty and also reflect good leadership quality anywhere they find themselves in the labour market.
Thus, Giginya divulged the efforts being made in the Division to address evolving needs of the colleges through the introduction of new programmes and collaborations in line with the national agricultural extension services policy and its value addition to the farmers.
The composition of the Division consists of various aggro-academic colleges with the inclusion of: College of Agriculture Samaru, College of Agriculture and Animal Science, Kaduna and College of Agriculture Kabba.