The Niger Delta University (NDU), Amassoma, Bayelsa State, says a total of 91 students will bag First Class honours as it holds its maiden convocation ceremony for 15, 811 graduands this weekend.
Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, disclosed this at a news conference in Amassoma, saying that the event was part of the activities marking the maiden convocation the ceremony of the institution.
The VC said out of the 15, 811 graduands, 91 students will be awarded, first-class honours, while 244 will receive pass degrees from the Institution.
The Vice-Chancellor said that the ceremony would be a combined convocation of students who graduated during the last five academic sessions of the university.
Prof. Edoumiekumo further revealed that the graduating students are drawn from 70 programmes running under 14 Faculties of the institution.
“This is the only University in Nigeria, that can save twenty hours of power supply. The University is supposed to provide all the needs of the Institution as we now produce most of our needs here.
“Our 70 programs are now fully accredited by Nation University Commission, it is not seen anywhere in Nigeria.
“Since my assumption of office, many programmes have been introduced and approved by the NUC, with the aim of making the university a world-class institution in academics, research and development.
“Students and lecturers now take academic work seriously due to the stringent measures put in place as well as the cordial relationship that exists between them in the university.
“We have transformed so many things in this Institution, through the help of Tetfund and liss assessment.
“No more sex for marks, it is no longer there again as the school has put a full stop to that.” He said.