The Federal University of Gashua (FUGASHUA), Gashua, Yobe state, has held its first matriculation ceremony with 240 pioneer students.

Speaking at the event, Yobe state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam commended the federal government for establishing the federal university of Gashua.

According to him, the establishment of the university indicates the desire to provide qualitative, accessible and affordable tertiary education to his people.

Noting that the university will help correct the state's education disadvantage, Geidam promised to support the university's management.

The governor lauded the leadership of the University for the Work done so far in the fledgling institution.

“All I can say at the moment is to pay tribute to the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Gashua, Professor Shehu Abdul-Rahman, the registrar, Alhaji Sule Dauda and the pioneer staff, both academic and nonacademic for their invaluable contributions to the development of the university in terms of impressive infrastructural development in addition to rehabilitation of what they found on ground," he said,

FUGASHUA, which came to existence in February 2013, is one of the 12 new Federal Universities established by Goodluck Jonathan in the six geopolitical zones of the country.

Professor Shehu Abdul Rahman and Alhaji Sule Dauda are the pioneer Vice-Chancellor and Registrar respectively.