The management of the Plateau State University has disclosed plans to hold the first convocation ceremony of the institution.
Twelve years after it was established, the institution revealed that it would graduate 344 students, out of which three are graduating with first class honours.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Danjuma Sheni, disclosed this while briefing reporters on activities preceding the first and second combined convocation ceremony.
Professor Sheni said that the school has gone through turbulent moments since its establishment, particularly with the suspension of academic activities in 2007 which he said impacted negatively on the growth and development of the institution.
He highlighted some challenges facing the institution, stressing the funding of the university as one of the major challenges.
The academic, however, noted that the government has been coming to their aid in the area of accreditation of courses by the National University Commission (NUC).
“Finance has been a major concern since funding of education is on the concurrent list but government has been supportive to meet accreditation requirements as well as payment of salary,” he said.
Two courses – Management Studies and Accounting – were fully accredited while 17 remaining courses were partially accredited by the NUC.