A Nigerian student from Jaban Kogo in Kachia Local Government area of Kaduna State, Mr. Daniel Sarki Mukaddas, has been awarded the overall best graduating student in the faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Bedfordshire University in the United Kingdom.
Mukaddas who graduated on 17th November 2016 with distinction in MSC Public Health was particularly commended by Dr. Sally Bentley, the Executive Dean, Faculties of Health and Social Science, for his outstanding dedication to his studies, intellectual prowess and display of leadership qualities.
28-year-old Mukaddas was at Federal Government College Malali, Kaduna, before securing admission into Igbinedion University. From there he proceeded to Bedfordshire University with campuses in six different locations.
The school’s website also added that the University’s Vice Chancellor, Bill Rammel, who addressed the graduates congratulated them, saying; “I hope that, here at Bedfordshire, as well as developing your skills and knowledge, we have helped you to develop an understanding of yourself, of who you are, of what you can achieve and what changes you can make.”
Rammel, a former Minister of State at the UK’s foreign office, added that the graduating students were a credit to the staff of the university who have worked so hard with them, “a credit to your friends and families who have supported you, but most of all, you are a credit to yourselves.”
The course he concluded, according to the university is about developing a critical awareness of how research processes can be applied to the study of public health, an insight into the global drivers behind health system reform, and an appreciation of policy development and implementation in developed and developing nations.