Zana Akpagu, vice chancellor of the University of Calabar, has said 22 undergraduates would be awarded first class degrees during the 30th convocation ceremony of the institution on Saturday.

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The professor made this known on Thursday while addressing reporters during a pre-convocation press conference.

He said 13, 347 students would be graduating from the institution and that while 1, 437 would get post graduate certificates, 11, 910 will be awarded first degrees.

The VC noted that number was high because they put in place a mechanism to clear a backlog of students who seemed to remain in the school perpetually.

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Out of the post graduate certificates, he said 300 will be getting their PhDs, 517 MSCs, 70 MAs, 130 MEds and 400 post graduate diplomas.

For the first degree, 7,400 are from the Humanities while 4,510 are from the Sciences, he added.

Apart from the 22 first class degrees, 2,408 got second class upper degrees, 5,890 got second class lower degrees, 2900 got third class degrees, and 1,000 got pass degrees.

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Akpagu said the institution had decided to phase out pass degrees.



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