- FUO will hold its maiden convocation ceremony on Saturday, September 21
- The institution will graduate 1,121 students from different departments
- 72 students will bag first class honour while 462 will get second class upper honour
Seventy-two students of the Federal University Otuoke (FUO) in Bayelsa state, would bag first class honour on Saturday, September 21, as the institution holds its maiden convocation ceremony.
Legit.ng reports that the institution would graduate 1,121 students across faculties and departments.
Seth Accra-Jaja, the vice-chancellor of the university, who disclosed this at a news conference on Thursday, September 19, in Otuoke, said the event was part of the activities marking the maiden convocation ceremony of the institution.
He said out of the 1,121 graduands, 72 would be awarded first class, 462 would bag second class upper, 503 would bag second class lower while 84 would graduate with third class degrees.
“The ceremony would be a combined convocation of students who graduated during the last three academic sessions of the university,” he said.
The vice chancellor said the convocation was delayed because of the death of the chancellor of the institution in 2015.
“After we scaled through the huddle of having a new chancellor, other issues like industrial action by members of staff also contributed to the delay,” he explained.
He noted that the graduating students were drawn from 28 programmes under the faculties of humanities, social sciences, education, engineering and management sciences.
The vice chancellor said since his assumption of office, 16 programmes had been introduced and approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC), with the aim of making the university a world-class institution in academics, research and development.
“Students and lecturers now take class attendance and other academic work seriously due to the stringent measures put in place as well as the cordial relationship that exists between them in the university,” he stated.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the institution was among the nine universities established in 2011 by former president Goodluck Jonathan.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that three Nigerian universities were among the top higher institutions ranked by the Times Higher World University Rankings 1000 list.
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It was reported that the yardstick for the ranking was based on the universities’ performance in teaching, research, knowledge transfer and how they are received on the internationally scene.
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