The University of Abuja is set to award first Class to 24 graduates in it 23rd Convocation Ceremony.
During a Pre-convocation Briefing, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Micheal Adikwu said a total number of 5288 undergraduates and Post graduates students would receive their certificates upon graduation.
The Vice Chancellor stated that 4946 of the grandaunts would be awarded Bachelor degrees while a total of 342 are post graduate degrees.
According to him , 24 have first class, 982 second class upper, 2498 second class lower , 1085 third class and 137 with pass degree
He said 68 Doctorate Degree holders, 233 Masters Degrees and 41 PG.Diploma were also among.
The Vice Chancellor said that all certificates are ready and that the university will present the certificate along.
“We are very ready to issue certificates immediately as students are graduating they are also getting their certificates,that is what we have been doing since five years and after I am done in few days ,this norm should be continued.”
” As you can see we have one first class law student among our graduating students, in 2018 we had 16 first class and now we have 24,” Prof essor Adikwu stated.
Committee set up
The University of Abuja VC, made known that the university set up a committee five years ago to critically look at factors affecting students performance and specifically not allowing them to attain first class.
According to him, most of the lecturers are very committed then we dealt with the issue of sorting.”
The Vice Chancellor disclosed that the university would present plaque as special recognition for the first class gradaunts.
Professor Adikwu explained that the school also set up a committee primarily to end “sorting” in the university.
He said the university stopped lecturers from selling books or handouts to students and were mandated to present all books written by lecturers to the university for right channel of sales through the university authorised bookshop to students.
Emeritus Professor of Geology , Professor Kalu Mosto Onuoha , delivered the Pre-convocation lecture on , Dealing with Terra Non Firma” Thoughts and requisite actions on Earth Tremors, in Abuja FCT and Nigeria in general.
University of Abuja will as well give Honorary Doctorate Degree of Doctor of Business Administration to Architect Amaechi Chiedu Ndili and Doctor of letters to Barrister Salamatu Hussaini CEO of Alkahli foundation.
The University of Abuja 23rd Convocation holds on the 15th of June 2019.