pAbuja – The Plateau State University will graduate its first set of students before the end of the year, Governor Simon Lalong has said. According to Lalong the graduation is coming ten years since the university was established. The governor told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja that the university could not graduate its students all the while due to non-accreditation of the institution. “(There has been) no accreditation, no graduation for over 10 years. “And now, setting up a university as a speaker and now back as a governor I have no reason not to work on ensuring that the university was accredited and also there is graduation from that university. “To date, they have done accreditation for 17 courses and ready for convocation. “As a matter of fact, if not for little challenge in terms of funding, the first convocation, I was preparing for June this year. “However, we are hoping that before the end of the year, they will have their first convocation. “That will tell you the passion we have about education. “For some of us, our parents were not rich and because of that, the only opportunity at that time was the public schools. “We went to public schools and today, we are what we are because we went to public schools. “So, we cannot deny people the opportunity to go to public schools.’’

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