Access Bank Gives Automatic Employment to 51 1st Class Graduates of Gombe Varsity
By Our Correspondent, Gombe
51 students who graduated with First Class honours at of the Gombe State University (GSU) at the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th combined convocation on Saturday have been offered automatic employment.
Mr Herbert Wigwe, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of Access Bank Nigeria PLC, announced the offer on behalf of the Bank at the convocation ground in Gombe.
Wigwe, one of the four eminent Nigerians that bagged the Honorary Doctorate Degrees Gombe State University on Saturday, said Access Bank was willing to offer the 1st Class graduates employments if they would accept.
Speaking for the awardees, Dr. Wigwe, who was conferred with Honorary Doctorate Degree of Administration commended the University for its remarkable achievements over the years.
“In spite the security challenges in the region, the institution never closed down for once, and the state government is able to put up remarkable infrastructure in the institution despite having little resources at its disposal and competing demands to deal with,” he said.
He congratulated the grandaunts for the academic feat they have achieved and assured them of a great future if they persevered.
“A journey of a thousand miles begin with a step, it may take some of you several years after graduating to settle,” he said.
Hajiya Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the Unite Nations Doctor of Administration was one of the four eminent Nigerians conferred with the Honorary Doctorate degrees at the occasion.
Others were Dr, Christopher Kolade Former Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Doctor of Letters, Emir of Gombe Dr Abubakar Shehu who double as the University Chancellor Doctor of Administration.
A total of 3,958 students accumulated over four academic sessions were graduated in various courses and post graduate programmes at the combined convocation ceremony.