85 First Class as UNN Graduates 14,015 Students

The 44th convocation ceremony of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) which took place on Friday 23rd, January, 2015 saw a total of 14,015 students receive their first degree certificates with 85 of them bagging first class degrees.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Benjamin Ozumba, who gave a breakdown of the results said that a total of 3,717 graduands got Second Class honours (Upper Division) while 7,275 made Second Class honours (Lower Division)
He said that a further 2,294 made Third Class honours and 227 are in the Pass category
Prof. Ozumba added that 331 got their Ph.D while a further 1,168 are for Masters Degree; Postgraduate Diploma, 177 and Diploma, 213 graduates.
The Vice-Chancellor, however, disclosed that he made a personal resolve to promote, reward and institutionalize excellence that is why the 44th convocation is unique as it hinged on excellence.
In her valedictory address, the Overall Best Graduating Student from the Department Of Pharmaceutical Science with 4.88 CGPA, Nkiruka Ozioma Ibeanu, said: “I thank God for His divine favour and mercy towards all of us over the past four, five or six years. You would agree with me that the road leading up to this day has not been easy, but by God’s grace we are all gathered here.”

Cross-Section of UNN graduates during the convocation ceremony
Advising her fellow graduates, Ibeanu said: “As you enter the next phase of your life, expect challenges to come. Although challenges are inevitable, you must not compromise your values in order to fit the expectations of the world.”

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