Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has stressed the need for tertiary institutions in the state to increase their capacity to generate revenue.
He said if tertiary institutions improve their revenue base it would help them to be self-reliant than depending fully on Government.
Governor Darius Ishaku applauded former Governors of the state, Reverend Jolly Nyame for initiating the University project and the boldness of Late Danbaba Danfulani Suntai for establishing the institution.
The Governor affirmed the commitment of his administration to improve the standard of the University to be among the best in the country.
He commended the Vice Chancellor of the State University Vincent Tenebe, management, and students of the institution for their cooperation.
In his convocation address, Vice Chancellor of the Taraba State University Vincent Tenebe said the institution has witnessed infrastructural and Academic developments.
Tenebe also revealed that the Joint admission and matriculation board JAMB has expanded the numbers of those to be matriculated from two thousand four hundred and seventy (2,470) to five thousand (5,000) students.
The Professor thanked Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku for his support that has ensured the establishment of more faculties and engagement of Professors from three to over fifty (50).
Tenebe stated that a total of 29 students graduated with first class, 1,011 with a second class upper, 2,083 with second class lower and 670 students graduated with a third class honor.
He also disclosed that the University now has masters programs and plans are also on the way for the University to commence its doctorate programs.
The Convocation ceremony featured the installation of General Jeremiah Husseini (Rtd.) as the Chancellor of the Taraba State University, conferment of Doctorate Degree to General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma and Professor Saad Bogoro of TETFUND.
There was also an endowment fund launching for a Multipurpose sports complex and a permanent convocation ground with the highest donation of One Hundred Million Naira from General Theophilus Y. Danjuma (Rtd.) while the state Government donated Twenty Five million Naira.