The Plateau State University will graduate its first set of students before the end of the year, Governor Simon Lalong has said.

According to him, the graduation is coming ten years after the university was established.

“(There has been) for over 10 years,” Lalong told the News Agency of Nigeria.

“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.

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“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,” Lalong said.