Last Saturday, the joy of entire Students with Disabilities of the Gombe state University (GSU) and those among them who graduated from the institution, know no bounds as they were gifted with a sum of one million naira by a kindhearted philanthropist simply identified Mr Dauda B. Stanley.
The convocation that took place penultimate Saturday at the University convocation square witnessed a massive turn out of people from all walks of life.
INN reports that in the history of the institution since it’s establishment in 2006, convocations were held for a record four times in a year in the University and quite a significant number of Students with Disabilities who studied different courses ranging from Bsc. Economics, Bsc. Political science, Bed. Islamic Studies, etc graduated from the institution.
INN also reports that the 2023 convocation was a combination of the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th sets of graduands. A total of 5, 326 students graduated out of the four combined convocation, while 19 Students with Disabilities out of the 5,326 graduated from the institution respectively.
Expressing immense satisfaction with the achievement recorded by Students with Disabilities, both those who graduated and those undergoing studies in various departments in the institution, a philanthropist, Mr Dauda B. Stanley, announced his kindhearted donation of the sum of one million naira (N1,000,000) to Students with Disabilities.
Mr Stanley, noted that “the Students had defied all barriers militating against their lifetime progress to pursue a higher education, this, according to him is quite commendable and deserves to be rewarded’
When our correspondent contacted the University Disability Desk Officer, Mal Shuaibu Adamu for comment, he described Mr Stanley’s humanitarian action as commendable gesture towards PWDs and assured that the amount donated would be used judiciously by the affected students without rancour.