The Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, recorded a two percent decrease in its turn out of first class graduates this year as only 57 graduates have been reported to have bagged first class for the 2018/2019 session. 72 graduands bagged first class in 2019.
This will the first time in three years where the number of first class graduates dropped in the university.
In 2019, 72 students graduated with first class while in 2017, 62 students graduated with first class. Briefing newsmen in Minna, the vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Abdullahi Bala confirmed this development but did not offer an explanation for this decline.
He, however, said that the number of graduates is less by 74 candidates than last year’s graduands.
“The number of undergraduates is less this year than last year by 74 candidates. However, the percentages that constitute first class, second class upper and pass are 2 percent, 26 percent, and 1.25 percent respectively.”
Speaking further, Bala said that out of the total number of 3,597 graduands, 57 graduated with first class, 926 with second class upper, 1765 with second class lower, 530 with third class while 45 with pass degrees.
He said that the total number of graduands were from both the university and affiliated institutions, namely Federal College of Education (Technical) Akoka, Federal College of Education (Technical) Potiskum, Kaduna Polytechnic. He added that Graduands from the postgraduate programmes include 94 for PhD, 629 for masters’ degree and 182 for postgraduate diplomas which gave a total of 905 graduands.