Lucky Obukohwo Reporting
The authority of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), has said that a total of 178 students pocketed First Class Degree Honours in the 2020/2021 academic session just as it also says it would confer first degrees, diplomas and certificates on a total of 14, 254 graduands in its 2020/2021 convocation ceremony.
The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Lilian Salami, said this while briefing newsmen as part of activities lined up for the institution’s 48th convocation and 53rd Founders’ Day Ceremony in Benin City.
She said during the convocation ceremony which commences next week Thursday, a total of 14, 254 graduands will be conferred with first degrees, diplomas, Certificates, Masters, Post Graduate Diplomas and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees.
The Vice Chancellor, gave the breakdown of the results to include 178 First Class, 4,353 Second Class Upper, 8,607 Second Class Lower, 400 Third Class, 14 Pass, five diploma, 576 unclassified, one distinction, 81 Credit and 39 pass.
She also said that at the Post-Graduate level, the university’s senate approved 4,045 results which comprised 545 Doctor of Philosophy Degrees, 2,697 Masters Degrees and 804 for Post-graduate Diplomas.
She also added that Honorary degrees will be conferred on seven personalities for their exemplary services to the university and the country.
Salami said four of the honorees are illustrious Alumni of the university.
She listed the honorees to include Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) the former governor of Lagos State and the immediate past minister of Works and Housing, Charles Edosomwan (SAN), Olukayode Dotun-Olukayode
Others are Osaro Isokpan, Gbenga Olu Komolafe, Paul Enebeli and Betsy Obaseki, wife of Edo State.
The Vice Chancellor said the honorees would be conferred with Doctor of Laws, Doctor of Business Administration and Doctor of Science respectively.
Salami who congratulated the graduands for the award of degrees, added that Mike Kwanashie, a former Vice Chancellor of Veritas University, Abuja will deliver the Founders’ Day and Convocation Lecture of the institution.