By EZEKIEL DONTINNA
The Senate and the Governing Council of the University of Jos would this Saturday, confer on the former Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission [NUC] Professor Peter Akinsola Okebukola, with the Doctor of Science Degree Honoris Causa [D.Sc] for his outstanding contribution to the development of Science Education and scientific inventions in teaching methodology.
Also to benefit in the same gesture is an international business mogul and entrepreneur, Dr. Attia A. Nasreddin, of NASCO Group of Companies, with the Doctor of Business Degree Honoris Causa [DBA] for his distinctive business acumen and pioneering during a stellar career a top one of Nigeria’s foremost manufacturing conglomerates.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Seddi Sebastian Maimako, made the disclosure Monday, while addressing journalists at the Senate Chamber of the University on the occasion marking the 31st and 32nd combined convocation ceremonies in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
The VC said, “I am particularly elated to announce that the University Senate has approved and the Governing Council has ratified the conferment of Honorary Degree on two very distinguished personalities who both are internationally renowned for their contribution to national development and human upliftment.
“ Professor Peter Akinsola Okebukola, a distinguished scholar of international repute and former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission [NUC] will be conferred with the Doctor of Science Degree Honoris Causa [D.Sc.] for his outstanding contribution to the development of the education especially Science Education and for his scientific inventions in teaching methodology.
“The International Business Mogul and Entrepreneur, Dr. Attia A. Nasreddin, will be conferred with the Doctor of Business Degree Honoris Causa [DBA] for his distinctive business acumen and pioneering leadership during stellar career a top one of Nigeria’s foremost manufacturing conglomerates”, he disclosed.
Prof. Maimako, however, outlined the line up of the convocation activities to include football match on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 by 3pm; exhibition of various research outputs, inventions, artefacts, artworks, drawing and paintings Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th December; Friday 6th would be commissioning ceremony of newly completed projects in the University by Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro, while the Convocation Lecture by Professor Dakas CJ Dakas ,SAN, as it climax with the main day on Saturday 7th respectively.