The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba, stated this at the pro-convocation press briefing, held at the Enugu Campus of the institution yesterday 15th Feb 2016.
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According to the Vice-Chancellor:
"The University of Nigeria will award over 13, 554 first degree and diploma certificates to deserving young men and women who had been found worthy in character and in learning, Breakdown of the figure according to class of the degrees and certificates include:
First Class Honours 85
Second Class Honours (Upper Division) 3,040
Second Class Honours (Lower Division) 7,286
Third Class Honours 2,237
Associateship Certificate in Education 4
Meanwhile, we have nominated five distinguished Nigerians for honourary Doctorate Degrees of the University.
1. The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe;
2. Former Inspector General of Police. Alhaji Ibrahim Commassie; 3. Ambassador Godwin Alaoma Onyegbula and
4. Prince Arthur Eze (OFR), would be conferred with the Doctor of Philosophy in Public Adminislration (Honoris Causa), while
5. Hon. Justice Eze Ozobu would receive Doctor of Philosophy in Law (Honoris Causa).
The honourees were selected based on their altruistic and dedicated services to our country and humanity in their chosen fields of endeavor.
Similarly, we have also listed 19 of our eminent Professors for the title of Professor Emeritus. Those selected had distinguished themselves academically and are still making contributions to knowledge through their publications, inventions and creativity."