The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) will award first-class honours to one hundred and eighty-six students in its 49th convocation ceremony scheduled to hold on Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12.
This was announced by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Charles Igwe during a pre-event press briefing on Monday at the Enugu Campus of the Institution, as he confirmed 11,010 graduates who have been found worthy in character and learning would participate in the ceremony.
The Vice-Chancellor hinted that 7,513 students will receive first degrees, while 3,497 students receive post-graduate degrees and diploma certificates.
He said, “I announce that 186 of these graduates would be awarded the first-class (honours) degrees. Similarly, 4,048 would be awarded the second-class honours (Upper Division), while 5,118 will be awarded the second-class honours (Lower Division) degrees.
“The third-class and pass degrees will be awarded to 1,101 and 79 graduates respectively, while 408 graduates will earn unclassified degrees. The diplomas are made up of one distinction, 23 credits, 39 merits and seven passes,” the V-C said.
Igwe said out of that number, 186 of them would be awarded the First Class (Honours) degrees.
“Similarly, 4 048 would be awarded the Second Class Honours (Upper Division), while 5,118 will be awarded the Second Class Honours (Lower Division) degrees. The Third Class and Pass Degrees will be awarded to 1,101 and 79 persons, respectively, while 408 graduands will earn “unclassified” degrees. The diplomas are made up of one (1) distinction, 23 credits, 39 merits and 7 passes.
“Also 3,497 graduands would earn the postgraduate degrees and diplomas of the University. A total of 859 graduands will earn the Doctorate degree, 2,385 graduands will earn the Masters’ degree, while 253 graduands will earn the Postgraduate diplomas of the University,” he said.
The Vice-Chancellor said the climax of the convocation would be the conferment of Honorary Doctorate Degrees of the University on four eminent Nigerians.
They include Alhaji (Dr) Mohammed Indimi, Chairman and CEO of Oriental Energy, Mrs Nnenna MaryAnn Obiejesi, the Group Executive Director, Administration and Corporate Services, Obijackson Group of Companies and Engineer Anthony Uzoma Oguike, the MD/CEO of The Future Concerns Group, Lagos. The Doctor of Letters (D. Litt) would be conferred on Professor Jacob Olupona, a Professor of African Studies at Harvard University.
He further stated that the convocation activities would commence with a lecture to be delivered by Nigeria’s Transport Minister, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi on Thursday, with the theme: “Economic Justice and National Security: Conquering Insecurity through Combating Poverty.”
Recall that UNN in their 48th convocation, awarded first-class honours to 174 graduates, 3725 made second class upper, 4123 made 2nd class lower, while 1306 went home with 3rd class and 76 managed pass.