The University of Benin (UNIBEN) says no fewer than 9,993 graduands would be awarded various diplomas and degrees at her forthcoming 43rd convocation ceremony billed for Friday, 24th November, 2017.
According to the UNIBEN Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Faraday Orumwense, who disclosed this on Tuesday in Benin while briefing newsmen on activities lined up for the convocation and the 47th Founders’ Day celebration, 100 of the graduating students would be awarded First class degrees.
In a further breakdown of the results, the VC said 1,843 students will graduate with Second class upper while 4,607 made Second class lower degrees.
He said other classes of degrees to be awarded were 1,351 Third class, 188 diplomas, two certificates, 527 unclassified and 152 postgraduate diplomas.
One of the graduands will receive an aegrotat degree, which, in some universities, is a medical certificate or a degree or credit awarded when illness has prevented a student from taking examinations, etc.
“A total of 1120 would be awarded masters’ degrees and 102 awarded doctorate degrees.
“The four-day event will include project inauguration, as well as conferment of honorary degrees on three distinguished personalities,’’ the vice-chancellor said.
The personalities to be conferred with honorary degrees, he said, included Prof. Grace Alele-Williams and Dr George Agbonlahor.
Orunmwense said that Prof Louis Ojogwu, a senior professor of the institution, would be conferred with the title of Professor Emeritus. (NAN)