UNN graduates 13,554 at 45th convocation, ranks first in Nigeria

 University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Photo; nigerianscholarS

University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Photo; nigerianscholarS

THE University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka will at its 45th convocation ceremony on Friday 19th February 2016 graduates 13,554 students. Of this number, only 85 graduates passed out with first class honours, 3,040 graduated with the second-class upper- division, while 7,286 had second class lower.

At a press conference yesterday at the Enugu campus auditorium, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba, said that UNN has been ranked 1st university in Nigeria in January 2016 of the Webometrics University Ranking

As part of the activities lined up for the convocation is the convocation lecture, titled “The Petroleum Industry and the Future of the Nigerian Nation”, which will be delivered by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu.

Other activities include an exhibition, a convocation debate on the topic, “University Education should be ‘Skill-based’ rather than ‘Cognitive Driven.’

Meanwhile, the university will confer honourary doctorate degrees on the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Comassie. Ambassador Godwin Alaoma Onyegbula and Prince Arthur Eze will be conferred with the Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration (Honoris Causa) while Justice Eze Ozobu would receive Doctor of Philosophy in Law.

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