Prof Abdullahi Abdu Zuru, the Vice-Chancellor of the Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto, has revealed Business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote is among three eminent Nigerians to receive doctorate degrees on Saturday

While Speaking at a pre-convocation briefing on Tuesday, the VC said Alhaji Aliko Dangote would be bestowed with a Doctor of Science (D.Sc), honoris causa , alongside the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammad Iliyasu Bashar(Doctor of Laws, LLD); and Sheikh Muhammad Mujtaba Isah T/ Mafara( Doctor of Letters D.Litts).

A number of 12,282 graduates will be awarded various degrees and diploma certificate at the joint 35th, 36th, and 37th for the 2015/2016, 2016/2016 and 2017/2018 academic sessions.The VC said 135 will receive Ph.D., 770 Master Degree, and 96 PGD in the postgraduate category. For undergraduates, 10,994 will receive the first degree, and 287 will receive diploma while 347 will be awarded an unclassified degree.
For 2015/2016, Zuru said 5,278 would be awarded as 4,724 are for 2016/2017 while 2,280 will receive their certificates for 2017/2018 accordingly at the grand ceremony.
Similarly, Zuru said 109 students would receive various prizes for their excellent performances in their respective disciplines.

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