The Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State, has graduated six first-class students from its 199 pioneer students.

The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ekanem Braide, said this on Thursday at its first inaugural lecture in Lafia.

She said the graduation of six first-class students were due to the institution’s determination to maintain its core values of integrity, innovation and discipline.

Braide said that since the university was established in 2011, it had begun to exhibit its determination to equip its students with knowledge and skills.

She said that such attributes would help them to carry out researches and innovation that, and when implemented by policy makers, would enhance the socio-economic development of the country.

According to her, the efforts have yielded results as the university has been able to produce six first- class students out of the 199 pioneer students.

Braide said that the university would soon organise a convocation-ceremony for them.

“Out of the graduates, 58 are indigenes of Nasarawa State and four out of the six that graduated with first class honours are from Nasarawa State,” she said.

She said one of the graduates was a visually impaired young man who performed so well in his studies that he became a university scholar.