The University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State is set to award first-class honours degrees to 136 graduating students.
This occasion will take place during the institution’s combined convocation scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 2023.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Nyaudoh Ndaeyo, while addressing journalists to highlight activities lined up for the convocation on Monday, said the combined convocation has a total of 14,866 graduands.
He said a total of 2,672 students will graduate with postgraduate degrees. 11,795 with first degrees, 318 with diplomas and 81 with certificates
He also stated that 49 will bag first class in the 2017/2018 session, with 37 coming from the 2018/2019 session, while the 2019/2020 session has 50 first class honour degrees.
“This year convocation is very unique and significant in diverse ways. First, it is a three in one convocation ceremony comprising 26th 27th an6 28th in the series of this great University. These ceremony is the first to be conducted since my assumption as the vice chancellor of University of Uyo
“The 26th 27th and 28th combined convocation has a total of 14,866 graduands,” he said.
He also disclosed that honourary degrees would be conferred on three prominent Nigerians during the convocation.
They include Mr. Vincent Enyema, Nigeria’s Super Eagles goalkeeper; Mr Udom Inoyo, a philanthropist and adviser to the Inoyo Toro Foundation; and Senator Daisy Theophilus Danjuma.
The vice chancellor, who listed some of the challenges facing the university, including inadequate funding, encroachment on university land, and a shortage of manpower in critical fields of study, also said that the institution has recorded successes, especially in the area of accreditation.