The Federal University in Lafia, Nasarawa State, turned out 21 first class graduates among the 419 students who finished from the institution in 2015 and 2016.
Abubakar Ibrahim, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the university, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.
He said that of the first set of graduates in 2015, six had first class, while the second set in 2016 had 15 first class graduates.
According to the spokesman, the university has so far graduated two sets of students from the Faculties of Arts, Science and Social Sciences.
He said that the management of the university had concluded plans to establish more faculties and introduce new programmes.
“Plans have already been concluded to establish the Faculties of Education, Medical Sciences and Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) programme next academic session.
“The Nasarawa State Government has already made commitment to donate Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia to serve as the teaching hospital for the university.”
Ibrahim said that work on the 2,000 hostel capacity had been concluded and ready for inauguration.
He, however, said that the cost of powering facilities at the university through generators, being the only source of power, was very high.
According to the spokesman, the vice-chancellor is making efforts to ensure that the institution is connected to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company as soon as possible to cut cost.
Ibrahim said that since the establishment of the institution in 2011, it had never recorded any case of cultism, examination malpractice and other vices that were common among students.
He said that the university was able to achieve this feat due to hard work and synergy between the security men and other workers NAN