By SAMSON CHINEDUM, Abakiliki
TWENTY out of 245 graduands of the Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, FUNAI, Ebonyi State, bagged first class honours in their various disciplines. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, disclosed this during a pre-convocation press conference at the Senate Chamber of the institution.
He also disclosed that the best graduating student with 4.91 CGPA is a female from the department of Computer Sciences.
“This year, we have graduated 245 of our students. In Faculty of Basic Medical Science, we have 20; Faculty of Science, we have 92; Faculty of Humanities, we have 47 and Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, we have 86.
“Presently, they are all in the NYSC camp, which will end on Monday. In all, there are 20 of them with first class. And the best graduate for the year is a female from the Department of Computer Science with a CGPA of 4.91”, the Vice-Chancellor explained.
He said eminent Nigerians, some of who includes the wife of the first President of Nigeria, Prof. (Mrs.) Uche Azikiwe; the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo are expected to attend the 2nd convocation ceremony of the University. The convocation lecture and ceremony are slated for 18 and 19 December at the university’s premises.
According to him, Prof. Uche Azikiwe would chair the event, while the Ohanaeze leader, Nwodo, would speak on the topic: National Reconciliation and the Role of Universities as the guest lecturer.
“The lecture will be on ‘National Reconciliation and the Role of Universities’. I think it is something that is very relevant to our condition in Nigeria today and what role the universities can play.