78 graduates of the University of Port Harcourt in Rivers State, have recorded a great milestone as they will be conferred with First Class degrees at this year’s convocation of the institution.
Speaking at a media parley ahead of the convocation scheduled for Saturday next week, Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Ndowa Lale, made the revelation.
He said it’s the first time the university will produce first class graduates in these numbers and that the overall best graduating student of the university, Mr Uzoma Chinomso of the Department of Plant Science and Biotechnology, in the Faculty of Science, had a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.82, adding that he would plant the Convocation Tree at the University Park.
According to him, a total of 5,473 would graduate from various programmes of the university, adding that he will continue to drive the vision of a university where research results should solve practical problems and create wealth.
However, Professor Lale also promised to have dinner with all the first class graduates and graduates with distinction from the College of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.