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)