Gombe State University (GSU) on Saturday conferred degrees and diplomas on 3,958 graduates at a combined convocation ceremony, among whom were 51 students who made first class.
The reward of the outstanding graduates was instant: Access Bank, whose CEO Herbert Wigwe was given honourary doctorate degree, offered them jobs.
Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo also announced jobs for the 51 and a gift of N100,000 each.
The Vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Ibrahim Umar, said the convocation was for the 6th 7th, 8th and 9th sets of graduates.
He said the certificates awarded the graduates were 37 Postgraduate Diplomas in Education and four Master’s Degree for the 2013/2014 to 2016/2017 sessions.
Apart from the 51 who graduated in first class, 864 graduated in the second class upper division class, 1,945 were in second class lower division, 1,038 had third class and 60 had pass.
He congratulated the graduates and their parents for the successful completion of their studies and wished them success in their future endeavours.