The Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, Professor Ndowa Lale had on Friday said the institution had 78 people that finished in the First Class Division out of the graduating 18, 378 students.
The Vice Chancellor Disclosed this during the institution’s 31st convocation exercise. Tribune reports. The don said the convocation ceremonies of the university will hold between March 24 and March 25 where diploma, degrees and higher degrees and prizes would be given to worthy one.
He said that 14,715 students would be awarded with first degree certificates while 1,109 would receive Post-Graduate Diploma certificates.
According to him, 2,223 candidates will receive Masters Degree and 331 students will be conferred with Doctorate degree.
The Vice-Chancellor said that the 14,715 graduating students from 10 Faculties were drawn from 2014 to 2016 academic sessions.
He said that UNIPORT would continue to produce quality graduates that would compete favorably with their counterparts locally and internationally.
The Vice-Chancellor said that since he took office as Vice-Chancellor that several programmes had been introduced with focus to making UNIPORT a world class university in academics, research and development, and in infrastructure.
He said that under a new security arrangement, kidnapping of staffers and visitors had reduced in the university and host communities.