Benjamin Nworie in Abakaliki
A total of 124 students of the Federal University, Ndufu Alike Ikwo, (FUNAI), Ebonyi State have been shortlisted for the maiden convocation of the university on December 21.
Briefing journalists, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba, said 15 of them made first class in their respective fields. He applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for what he described as effective management of the country’s economy since he came into power.
He said the university produced 24 graduates in August and they are currently participating in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme in various states.
“This is our maiden convocation ceremony; this university in the past four years has painstakingly trained these graduands and found them worthy in character and learning. There are 124 of them of which 15 made first class; 75 made second class upper; and 34 made second class lower degrees.”
Nwajiuba said a convocation lecture would be delivered by the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. OgbonnayaOnu with the topic ‘Pioneering and Pioneers: the Search for Self-sufficiency’, adding that there is no much cult activities going on in the institution as witnessed in some other universities in the country. He said he was able to overcome the challenges facing the institution ranging from providing infrastructure to aid learning.