The University of Benin (UNIBEN) 39th and 40th convocation ceremonies which held
between Wednesday 19th to Sunday, 23rd November, 2014 saw a total of
16,458 graduands received their first degree certificates with 118
students bagging first class degrees.
The graduating students comprises of 8,237 for the 2011/2012 class and 7,839 for 2012/2013.
Speaking at the event, the
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Godwin Osayuki Oshodin, said that a total of
3,552 graduands were admitted into Post-Graduate diplomas and other
higher degrees.
For 2011/2012 session, 103
graduands bagged Doctorate degrees, while 1,933 were awarded
Masters’ degrees. Among the 2012/2013 Post-Graduate graduands, 27 bagged
Ph.D; 449, Masters’ while 40 graduands were awarded Post-Graduate
Diplomas.
There were 462 Undergraduate Diplomas for 2011/2012 and 382 for the 2012/2013 class.
The Vice-Chancellor expressed gratitude
to the Federal Government for the special attention it gave to the
University and congratulated the graduating students on their
convocation.
One of the highlights the
Convocation was the conferment of Honorary degrees on four
eminent Nigerians, including Reverend M. A. Okpebholo, Chief Sam Igbe,
Senator Daisy Danjuma and Mr. Tony Elumelu. Other highlights were the
conferment of Professor Emeriti on Professors Reginald Ofoegbu and
Thomas Audu, and the presentation of prizes to deserving graduands.

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