Nigerian President Buhari, Dangote and Nasir El-Rufai Receive Honorary Doctorate Degrees

On Saturday, December 12, 2015, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate degree of Letters by the Kaduna State University (KASU) barely 7 months after his inauguration.

Buhari received the honorary doctorate, during the second Convocation ceremony of the University in Kaduna.

Other awardees are Governor of Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai and Nigeria's billionaire, Alhaji Aliko Dangote.

According to Vanguard, the President’s advice commended the institution’s development strides in terms of academic excellence and inculcating discipline in the students within its 11 years of existence.He suggested a review of the academic approaches owing to report that about 80% of the graduates from Nigerian universities find it very difficult to get employment every year, partly due to the curricula of the universities and other tertiary institutions, which lay emphasis on training for white-collar jobs.President Buhari said that Nigeria would need to increasingly globalize education through entrepreneurship if it would reduce the high rate of unemployment and poverty in the country.The President pushed the point further by mandating that all university students in Nigeria, regardless of their major, would need to study entrepreneurship during the academic career.He promised that his administration would embark on programmes that will ensure that youths are gainfully employed as part of efforts to reduce unemployment and insecurity in the country.

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