AHEAD of its 38th convocation slated for between November 21 and 24, the Senate of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) has approved the results of 8, 863 graduating students to be awarded various diplomas, certificates and degrees of the institution.
The vice chancellor, Professor Godwin Oshodin, disclosed this while speaking at the new Senate auditorium of the institution, adding that out of the total number of graduating students, 57 came out with first class; 1, 502 had second class upper division; 3, 765 with second class lower; 838 finished with third class, while five had pass degrees.
Others in the list were 72 doctorate degree (Ph.D); 1,080 masters degree; 226 postgraduate diploma (PGD), among others.
The convocation lecture, according to the vice chancellor, would be delivered by Dr Ravindra Shah, Director of International Relations, University of British Colombia and Vancouver, Canada, on November 23,
Six newly-completed projects were outlined to be inaugurated by the visitor to the university, President Goodluck Jonathan, on November 24.
The day would also see the conferring of honorary doctorate degrees on Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbor and Dr Isa Odibi, a Nigerian based in Canada.