AL-HIKMAH University, a private university in Ilorin, Kwara State, earlier yesterday graduated six hundred and fifty-eight (658) students, with  16 of  them bagging  First Class degrees.

Speaking at the fourth convocation ceremony of the university, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sulyman AbdulKareem, said one hundred and seventy-five (175) other students graduated in the Second Class Upper Division while two hundred and eighty-seven (287)  had  Lower Division.

AbdulKareem admonished the graduating students to allow the teachings of God reflect in their character, thoughts  and way of life.

The vice chancellor also called on the government to  take positive steps toward checking incessant strikes in tertiary institutions.

Also speaking at the occasion, the university’s Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council, Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie, lauded the pace  at which the institution was developing.

He commended the university’s  management for providing  sound and qualitative university education.

Abdulkareem disclosed that the first set of students of the university’s College of Education are among the graduating students.

He said the school had gotten approval from the National University Commission(NUC) to commence Master’s degree programme in Islamic Studies, Arabic and History as from 2014/2015 academic session.

The occasion also featured award of   honorary degrees to Mallam Yusuf Ali (SAN) and the Speaker of  Oyo State House of Assembly, Monsurat Sunmonu.

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