Federal University Kashere (FUK), Gombe State has offered employment to seven of its 309 graduates in the 2015/2016 academic session.
This was made known by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Alhassan Gani during the second convocation ceremony in Kashere , Akko Local Government Area on Saturday.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN),the seven made first class.
The VC said that among the seven offered jobs, was a female from the department of Mathematics, who was the best overall.
Apart from first class graduates, 114 made second class upper, 144 second class lower, 43 third class. One person however made an ordinary pass.
“In keeping with our tradition of giving automatic employment to our first class graduates, let me assure the 7 first class graduates of employment after completing their National Youth Service Corp (NYSC)”, he said.
He said the 309 graduates came from three faculties. The Faculty of Agriculture which commenced a five year academic programme in 2013 will graduate its students this year.
Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo congratulated the students and wished them well in their future careers.
Dankwambo who was represented by his deputy now the ag. Gov. Mr Charles Iliya, implored the university management to introduce additional courses to give the teeming youth opportunities.
Iliya gave the assurance that the state government would continue to support the university within the limits of its resources.
President Muhammadu Buhari, the visitor was represented by the Director National University Commission (NUC), Dr Rukayyatu Abdulkarim.
Buhari, while commending the state government for handing over the Agricultural Institute to the university, urged the graduands to apply the knowledge acquired for their future success.