54 Students Graduate With First Class At UNIZIK
Fifty-four graduating students of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, would receive First Class degrees at the institution’s upcoming convocation ceremony. 7,731 students are set to receive various degrees at the ceremony, but special attention would be paid to the First Class graduates.
Honorary doctorate degrees would be also be awarded to various prominent Nigerians including Senator Ben Obi At the 12th convocation ceremony of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state, taking place on Thursday, March 22.
The development was made public by Prof Joseph Ahaneku, the institution’s vice chancellor, during a pre-convocation briefing held in his office.
VC further disclosed that a lecture titled ‘The position of the Igbo in Nigerian politics’ would also be delivered at the ceremony by the minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi. According to Ahaneku, Amaechi was selected to deliver the speech as a result of his charismatic and detribalised disposition.
He said out of 7,731 graduating students, 6,641 would obtain Bachelor degrees, 190 would be getting post-graduates Diplomas, while 674 and 227 would be awarded Masters degrees and PhDs respectively. He stated: “We shall celebrate specially those who made First Class.”
The VC also disclosed that during the ceremony, honorary doctorate degrees would be awarded to Senator Ben Obi, Alhaji Sani Daura and Chief Jacob Wood.