UNIBEN, SAU hold con­vo­ca­tion, deny ma­nip­u­lat­ing re­sults in pri­vate var­si­ties

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - NEWS - From Alemma-ozioruva Aliu, Benin

THE man­age­ments of the Univer­sity of Benin (UNIBEN) and Sa­muel Adeg­boyega Univer­sity (SAU) have held their con­vo­ca­tions dur­ing which they de­nied al­le­ga­tions that most suc­cess­ful re­sults from uni­ver­si­ties were be­ing ma­nip­u­lated to get pa­tron­age.

Vice Chan­cel­lor of SAU, Pro­fes­sor Bernard Aig­bokhan, at its con­vo­ca­tion in Ogwa, Esan West Lo­cal Coun­cil ar­gued that in spite of the emer­gence of 11 stu­dents with first class hon­ours, there were still some stu­dents of the univer­sity that failed to grad­u­ate.

“Eleven of our stu­dents qual­ify to be con­sid­ered un­der the com­pet­i­tive scheme. And with ex­pe­ri­ence of the past few years, you will un­der­stand that one year when they had 100 of them in pri­vate uni­ver­si­ties had ac­counted for 21 of them.

“Which means that pri­vate uni­ver­si­ties are re­ally pro­duc­ing high qual­ity stu­dents for the Nige­rian labour mar­ket. Hav­ing grad­u­ated two sets pre­vi­ously, it is also now pre­pared for other post-grad­u­ate pro­grammes. Even the con­vo­ca­tion lec­turer made that re­mark last year, be­ing our sec­ond sets now qual­ify us to mount post-grad­u­ate Pro­grammes.

He said a for­mer Vice Chan­cel­lor of the Obafemi Awolowo, Pro­fes­sor Michael Faborode, who is cur­rently the Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of Com­mit­tee of Vice Chan­cel­lors would present the con­vo­ca­tion ad­dress ti­tled: Uni­ver­si­ties Obli­ga­tion­sto­hu­man­ity Andtheecosys­tem.

Mean­while, UNIBEN Vice Chan­cel­lor, Pro­fes­sor Fara­day Orun­mwese, said 9,993 stu­dents would grad­u­ate from the school out of which 100 stu­dents would gra­date with first class, 1,843 with sec­ond class Up­per di­vi­sion, 4,607 with first and class lower, 152 post­grad­u­ate diplo­mas, 1,120 masters stu­dents and 102 Phds, among oth­ers.

PDP Na­tional Pub­lic­ity Sec­re­tary, Prince Dayo Adey­eye (left); Na­tional Sec­re­tary, Se­na­tor Ben Obi; Na­tional Chair­man, Al­haji Ahmed Makarfi and the Na­tional Or­gan­is­ing Sec­re­tary, Al­haji Ab­dul Ningi, dur­ing a meet­ing or­gan­ised for all the chair­man­ship as­pi­rants of the party at the PDP Na­tional Sec­re­tar­iat, Wuse, Abuja...yes­ter­day

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