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In a post he made on his Facebook profile yesterday, he said;
With respect to an interview published on 12th February, 2016 in Encounters column of the Daily Trust, I am Bayero Muhammad Tukur and I wish to rectify some mixed up facts contained in the interview.
The caption just before the proper interview stated that, I graduated with a first class degree in Engineering after the "Faculty of Engineering" has failed to produce a first class graduate for 20 years. This is mixed up.
Actually, the Faculty of Engineering of Ahmadu Bello University has been graduating first class students. In fact since my arrival at the Faculty as a 100 level student, there is no single graduating year that a first class graduate is not made in the faculty.
However, I just happen to be the best graduating student from my department with a First Class honours recently.This department is called "Water Resources and Environmental Engineering" (WREE). This department was fractioned from the old Civil Engineering department of the faculty in the year 1980. It's main aim was to train Civil Engineers who will specialize in aspects of Hydrology, Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering.
The faculty of Engineering in ABU usually produce best of the First Class in the School in almost every academic session. At a point. Gazali Tanimu emerged the best graduating student in the whole school and he is from Chemical Engineering.
More so, in the set that graduated in 2005 from the Water resources and environmental engineering department. There was a first class Student in the set. This is to bring to your notice that even the 20 years was exaggerated.
This rectification is really necessary as it is better done than not.
I wish to correct this so that it does not look like an intentional academic fraud from my side instead of the mixed up story that it is.