Nwankwo Abel Nwogboji Emerges Overall Best Graduating Student At University Of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) [49th Convocation]

Nwankwo Abel Nwogboji has emerged as the overall best graduating student at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) on the 49th convocation ceremony [2018/2019 session].

Nwankwo Abel Nwogboji had a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.98 and also emerged the best graduating student in African Traditional Religion.

The University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN has conferred academic degrees, diplomas and certificates as well as honorary degrees on 11,010 deserving persons found worthy in character and learning.

Disclosing the nature and categories of the degrees, diplomas and certificates,the Vice Chancellor, Professor Charles Igwe said:

“I am happy to announce that a total of 11,010 graduands who have been found worthy in character and learning, will be awarded the first degrees and diplomas of the University of Nigeria at the 49th convocation of the university.

The first class (honours) degrees will be awarded to 186 graduands, while the Second Class degrees will be awarded to 9116 graduands. Similarly the Third and Pass degrees will be awarded to 1100 and 79 graduands respectively.

A total of 408 unclassified degrees will also be awarded. (For the sake of clarity the unclassified degrees are degrees awarded to graduates of courses like Medicine and Surgery, Vertrinary Medicine, Pharmacy etc, which are not usually classified like all other degrees).The diplomas are made up of one (1) distinction, 23 credits, 39 merits and 7 passes.”

According to the Vice Chancellor, a total of 3497 postgraduate degrees and diplomas of the University would also be awarded at the current convocation and they comprise 859 Doctorate degrees, 2385 Masters degrees and 253 Postgraduate diplomas.

In summary, this year’s graduation list is made up of 186 first class, 4,048 second class upper, 5,118 second class lower, 1,100 third class, 79 pass, 70 diplomas and 408 unclassified degrees totalling 11,010 graduands.

In the post graduate cadre, there are 859 doctorates, 2,385 masters and 253 postgraduate diplomas totalling 3,497 graduands.

In a message to the graduands, the Vice Chancellor congratulated and reminded them of the expectations of the society from them, pointing out that by virtue of their graduation, they have joined the elite club of graduates. He advised them to remain not just good ambassadors of their alma mater but also responsible persons who will want to give back to the society and to their alma mater.

The graduation ceremony was preceded by a commencement lecture, which was delivered via zoom by Mrs Ibukun Awosika; the immediate past Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria.

The graduands were later inducted through the recitation of the university’s pledge.

On behalf of the graduands, the overall best graduating student, Nwankwo Abel Nwogboji from the Department of Religion and Cultural Studies, expressed gratitude to the university authorities as well as their parents who made their education and graduation possible. He said he and his peers were well equipped to transform the Nigerian society.

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