Sixty-four students graduated with first class
degrees from the University of Benin (UNIBEN)
out of 6,000 first degree graduates it produced in
the 2013/2014 academic session came out in
the first class category.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof.
Faraday Orumwense, who made this assertion at
a news briefing in Benin on Monday disclosed
that activities for the institution’s 41st
convocation and its 45th Founders’ Day
celebration would begin on Monday and end on
He disclosed that 11,020 persons would be
awarded various diplomas and degrees of the
university during the convocation.
He said aside the first class category, 1,671
would graduate in second class upper division,
and 4,346 in second class lower, adding that 1,
014 made third class and three persons with
Mr. Orunwense said the institution would also
award 268 Diplomas, 541 Post Graduate
Diplomas, 2, 212 Masters Degrees and 382
He said the ceremonies would also feature the
formal installation of Muhammadu Sanusi II, the
Emir of Kano, as the 9th Chancellor of the
He also disclosed that honorary degrees would
be conferred on two distinguished Nigerians, the
Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase and
Prof. Osato Giwa-Osagie, for their contributions
to nation building.
He added that the convocation lecture would be
delivered by Prof. Attahiru Jega, a former
chairman of Independent National Electoral
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