Thirteen graduates of the Delta State University (DELSU) bagged a First Class during the institution’s Ninth convocation. The valedictorians were among 9,648 graduating students conferred with first degrees and diplomas at the ceremony held at Convocation Arena in Site III of the institution.
The Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof Victor Peretomode, said the ceremony was to celebrate the efforts and time invested by the graduands during their days in school, urging the graduates to see the convocation as another beginning in their lives. He urged them to dream big and reflect on their aims in life.
Highlight if the ceremony included presentation of automatic employment to the overall best graduating student, Miss Anthonia Michael of the Department of Botany. She was also given scholarship up to doctoral level.
In her speech, Anthonia expressed gratitude to God for making her feat possible and promised to always strive for excellence.