…AS 9993 SET TO GRADUATE
BY ISAAC OLAMIKAN
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin(Uniben), Professor Faraday Orumwense, has stressed that infrastructural development and renewal remain a cardinal goal of the strategic vision of his administration “as the provision of critical infrastructure remains a crucial issue in universities ranking.”
He made the assertion on Tuesday while briefing the press on the activities lined up for 43rd Convocation/47th Founders Day Ceremony which commences on Wednesday, November 22nd.
He listed some of projects for commissioning during the period as newly constructed and furnished female hostel; centre for excellence in reproductive health innovation office building; lecture halls/seminar rooms and teaching laboratory for Faculty of Pharmacy; Faculty of Environmental Sciences Studio, Faculty of Veterinary Laboratory and the newly completed and furnished library complex at Ekehuan Campus.
Professor Orumwense asserted that the instruction’s Public Private Partnership engagements have yielded some dividends and that the university has entered into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and agreements with some bodies.
These include a collaborative agreement with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) on the designation of the university as a centre for the training of future accounting professionals and national leaders; exchange and linkages agreement with the National Space Research and Development Agency(NASRDA) and the exchange and linkages agreement with the University of Mississipi, USA.
A breakdown of the graduands shows that 100 would be awarded First Class; 1843 would be awarded Second Class Upper; 4607 would receive Second Class Lower; 1351 would be awarded Third Class and 1 aegrotat.
Others are Diploma-188; Certificates-2; Unclassified-527; Postgraduate Diploma(PGD)-152; Masters-1120 and Doctorate(Ph.D)-102. Making it 9,993 graduands.