The Emir of Zaria, Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Western Delta University (WDU).
The award was given as the Delta University graduated 426 students, eighteen of them received first-class honors.
Kim Young Chae, Korea’s ambassador to Nigeria, and Ajoritsedere Awosika, a former permanent secretary, will both receive honorary doctorates from the university.
Oritsedere Otubu, chairman of Eko Disco, and Igho Okotete, chairman of Pioneer Global Resource and Integrated Energy Limited, are among the others.
The vice-chancellor, Augustine Ikelegbe, stated that the institution’s 11th to 13th convocation event is scheduled for December 2.
He stated that 147 pupils graduated in the second class higher, 218 in the second class lower, and 43 in the third class categories.
WDU is also graduating its first batch of postgraduates, with four students completing postgraduate degrees and fourteen completing the master of science (M.Sc) program, according to Ikelegbe.
Despite the fact that WDU is less than 20 years old, he claims the university has “significantly expanded academic colleges, degree programs, and enrollment.”
The VC said the university is working on international collaborations that will set it apart from other Nigerian universities.
“We are a proud player in the private university system which is leading the trail in quality education, the application of audio-visual learning facilities and digital technology in Nigeria,” he said.
“We are up-to-date in the accreditation of our academic programmes. The university has developed a centre for learning resources comprising the main library and e-library.
“We are building partnerships to enhance our integration into the global tertiary education sector, to create international opportunities, as well as partnerships in research and conferences.
“We are collaborating with Noida International University in India while we are still processing the memorandum of understanding with Girne American University in Cyprus.”