Ndowa Lale, vice-chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, said on Friday that 78 of the institution’s 18, 378 graduating students earned first class degrees.

Lale disclosed this at the 31st convocation news briefing in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.

He said that 14,715 students will be awarded first degree certificates while 1,109 will receive post-graduate diploma certificates.

He said the conferment of degrees, higher degrees, diploma, certificates and prizes will hold at the university from March 24 to March 25.

According to Lale, 2,223 candidates will receive masters degree and 331 students will be conferred with doctorate degree.

He said that the 14,715 graduating students from 10 faculties were drawn from 2014 to 2016 academic sessions.

Lale said the convocation will kick-off with a lecture titled “The Mandate of Higher Educational Institutions and Global Expectations”, by Jonas Redwood-Sawyer, vice-chancellor of University of Sierra Leone and chairman of the board of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) on March 23.

He said that UNIPORT will continue to produce quality graduates that would compete favourably with their counterparts locally and internationally.



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