52nd Convocation: 12,526 students bag first degrees at UNN

52nd Convocation: 12,526 students bag first degrees at UNN

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), says it will award 12, 526 students with first Degree certificates during its 52nd Convocation Ceremony holding on May 10 and 11 at Nsukka Campus.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Charles Igwe disclosed this during a pre convocation press briefing held at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus, on Tuesday.

He said the number of graduates increased by 1,082 when compared with the 51st Convocation figures.

“Out of 12,526 students, a total of 252 graduated with First Class Honours, 4, 834 graduated with 2nd Class Honours (Upper).

“5,883 graduated with 2nd Class Honours (Lower), 747 graduated with 3rd class honours, while 25 students graduated with Pass and unclassified were 746,’’ Igwe said.

According to him, a total of 1, 438 Postgraduate Degrees and Diplomas of the University will be awarded at the convocation ceremony

The breakdown showed that 412 would be awarded Doctorate Degrees, 961 Master’s Degrees and 75 Postgraduate Diploma students.

Igwe noted that the award of first degrees and diplomas of the university would be on May 10 at the Nsukka campus while the award of Higher Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Honorary Doctorate degrees would hold on May 11 at the same venue.

He said that the convocation lecture would be held on May 9, and would be delivered by Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma on the topic, “Why Nigerian Universities should lead the way to a new country”.

“The lecture will be chaired by the former Military Governor of old Imo State, General Ike Nwachukwu (rtd.),” he said.

He said the university under his watch had retained enviable position in the league of universities in the country and beyond.

Igwe whose tenure would be ending this year, said the 52nd Convocation ceremony would be his last as the vice chancellor of the university, having assumed office on June 10, 2019.

He listed some of the achievements to include the construction of new Department of Mass Communication and the Senate building, which according to him was one of the biggest infrastructural achievements at the University in the recent times.

Others include, increased academic output, staff promotions, new programmes, quality assurance, new policies, industrial harmony and peace in the university.

He pointed out that in keeping with the University’s tradition, 10 deserving retired professors of the University would be elevated to the distinguished status of Professor Emeritus.

While thanking Deans, Directors, staff and students of the University for their support, Igwe said he would not take them for granted.

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