The management of the University of Benin on Monday said that no fewer than 61 graduands of the university would be awarded with first class degrees at its 42nd convocation ceremony.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Faraday Orumwense, who disclosed this to journalists in Benin, said that 12,808 persons would be awarded various diplomas and degrees of the university during the convocation.
According to him, 154 graduates would bag doctorate degrees, 2,531 master’s degrees, 233 post-graduate diplomas, 9, 281 undergraduate degrees, 95 undergraduate diplomas and 514 unclassified.
He said that the ceremony would also feature the conferment of honorary degrees of Doctor of Science as well as Professor Emeritus to deserving Nigerians.
The vice-chancellor said the Convocation Lecture will be delivered by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.