UNN Convocation: 252 Students Bag First Class

UNN Convocation: 252 Students Bag First Class

A total number of 252 students have graduated with first class honour degrees from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN.

This was made known by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Charles Igwe during a pre-convocation press briefing held at the main hall of the University’s Enugu campus.

He said, “I am pleased to announce that a total of 12, 526, which is an increase of 1082 compared to 51st convocation figure’s first degrees of the University of Nigeria, will be awarded at 52nd convocation.

“And the breakdown of the results are as follows, a total of 252 persons made first class honours degree, 4,834 made second class honours upper division, 5,883 made second class honours lower division, 747 made third class and 25 persons graduated with pass”.

Also, the vice chancellor stated that a total of 1,438 postgraduate degrees and diplomas of the University of Nigeria would be awarded during the convocation ceremony.

The breakdown of the postgraduate degrees and diplomas are as follows: a total of 412 persons will be awarded the Doctorate Degree, while 961 persons will be awarded the Masters degrees, as well as a total of 75 postgraduate diplomas.

Igwe further disclosed that a convocation lecture tagged “Why Universities Should Lead The Way to A New Nigeria”, would be delivered by the Governor of Imo State, His Excellency, Senator Hope Uzodinma on Thursday, May 9.

He used the opportunity to bring to limelight some of the achievements his administration has recorded in the past five years.

He reiterated his administration’s commitment to raising the bar of the university before he bows out in June 2024.

Igwe said, “We were here in October last year to flag off the activities of the 63rd Founders’ Day celebration and 51st convocation ceremony.

“On both occasions, I presented a comprehensive address in which I shared so many of the recent developments at the University of Nigeria.

“The address covered the recent progress we have made in the area of academic output, staff promotion, infrastructural development, new research grants and promotion etc. They formed part of what I described as the state of the campus address.

“A total of 12 of the projects have now been completed, while two new projects have been inaugurated. One of these new projects is the new building for the Department of Mass Communication, while the other is the much awaited senate building.

“I am particularly proud and happy about the new senate building, because it was almost ridiculous that our university was the only first generation university without a senate building.

“As a result, on assumption of office, I identified the senate building as one of my top priorities. Attracting and getting the approvals of TETFUND and the Federal Executive Council for the senate building was an uphill task, and this can be considered one of the biggest infrastructural achievements of the University of Nigeria in recent times.”

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