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