Nigeria: Uniben Produces 64 First Class Grandaunts

Benin — Authorities at the University of Benin

in Edo, said 64 out of no fewer than 6,000 first

degree graduates it produced in the 2013/2014

academic session came out in first class


Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Faraday

Orumwense, made this known at news briefing in

Benin on Monday.

Orumwense announced that activities of the

institution’s 41st Convocation and its 45th

Founders’ Day celebration would begin on Monday

and end on Nov. 28.

He disclosed that 11,020 persons would be

awarded various diplomas and degrees of the

university during the convocation.

He said that aside the first class category,

1,671 would graduate in second class upper

division, and 4,346 in second class lower, adding

that 1, 014 made third class and three persons

with pass result.

Orunwense said that the institution would also

award 268 Diplomas, 541 Post Graduate Diplomas,

2, 212 Masters Degrees and 382 Doctorates.

He said that the ceremonies would also feature

the formal installation of Alhaji Muhammadu

Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, as the 9th

Chancellor of the institution.

He also disclosed that honorary degrees would be

conferred on two distinguished Nigerians, the

Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase

and Prof. Osato Giwa-Osagie, for their

contributions to nation building.

He added that the convocation lecture would be

delivered by Prof. Atahiru Jega, a former

chairman of Independent National Electoral

Commission (INEC) and Pro-Chancellor of the

University of Jos. (NAN)