Meet The First Ever PhD Graduate Produce By The Taraba State University, After 13 Years Of Existence

Taraba State University is located in Jalingo, Taraba State Nigeria. The university at Jalingo was established by the Taraba State Government in 2008, to widen access to university education for Taraba State indigenes and promote economic development in the country.

The Institution has produced its first-ever doctor of philosophy degree (PhD) graduate in 2021 since the school establishment in 2008.

NAN said that the feat comes after Hanawa Rufus successfully defended his thesis in mathematics education.

The external examiner in person of Benjamin Imoko, pronounced Rufus qualified in character and learning, and thereafter awarded him the degree on Tuesday.

In his words, he said;

“Having satisfied every requirement needed, I pronounce you as a holder of Ph.D. in Mathematics Education,”

The vice chancellor of the school Vincent Tenebe who reacted to this development expressed his delight to see the varsity attaining such height during his tenure.

The VC who congratulated Rufus for the feat, also enjoin other Ph.D. as well as masters degree students in the university to concentrate on their research to succeed.

In his words, Tenebe said;

“I want to urge other PhD and Masters degree students to concentrate more on their studies because at these levels, it is not just theory but also practicals,”

He added;

“They should learn how to conduct research and report the findings in order to deliver quality works that would contribute to societal development.”

Also speaking, John Ajai, a co-supervisor of the thesis, also described the feat as a historic moment since the institution was established in 2008.

He noted that the successful defense of the first Ph.D. thesis is a testament that both students and lecturers remained committed to the growth and development of the varsity.

Ajai also commended the management of the institution for increasing the manpower strength of the university which aided its ability to run Ph.D. programme in several courses.

Still in that spirit, the entire yabacampus team celebrates with the jinx breaker, Hanawa Rufus and the Institution at large.


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