The Vice Chancellor, University of Nigera, Nsukka, (UNN), Prof. Charles Igwe, says that no fewer than 246 graduands will receive First Class Honours at the 50th graduation holding on March 24 and March 25.
The convocation covers 2019/2020 academic session.
The vice chancellor made the disclosure on Wednesday at the pre-convocation press briefing held in the main auditorium of the Enugu campus of the university.
He said that 14,308 Bachelor’s degrees of the University of Nigera would be awarded at the convocation.
“I am proud to announce that a total of 246 of these graduands have bagged the First Class Honours degrees of the university,” he said.
He disclosed that 5,092 graduated with second class upper, 7,865 second class lower while 1,088 graduated with third class and 17 persons bagged pass degree.
According to him, a total of 96 Diplomas of the university will also be awarded the same day.
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Igwe said that on Saturday, March 25, the university would award PostGraduate degrees to 2,482 graduands while 618 persons will be awarded Doctorate degree of the university.
He said that 1,690 would receive the Masters degree in various disciplines.
“Similarly, Postgraduate diploma of the university will also be awarded to 174 persons.
“For the records, these figures represent significant improvements in the numbers we graduated at the 49th convocation,” Igwe said.
The vice chancellor disclosed that the university would confer Honorary Doctorate degrees on four eminent Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in their chosen carriers and in service to humanity and Nigeria.
They include Justice Mary Odili, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria; Mr. Obioha Okoroafo, Chairman and Group Managing Director of Hob-ark International Limited, and Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Managing Director, Zenith Bank.
Igwe also listed former Gov Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State to be conferred with Doctor of Public Administration (DPA).
The convocation holds at the Nsukka campus of the university.
The VC highlighted some of the achievements of the management since the last convocation in 2021 including the completion of UNN medical center complex at Nsukka through IGR.
“Also, a new Central Laboratory, fully equipped with ultra modern and analytical and research equipment, funded by TETFund.
“I am also excited by a new Electrical Engineering building donated hy Engr Obioha Fubara among other important projects funded by other alumni,” he said. (NAN)