The University of Benin, Edo State, on Monday announced that they would inaugurate the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II , as the ninth chancellor of the institution.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Faraday Orunmwense, made this known at a briefing in Benin, noted that the former Central Bank of Nigeria governor would be formally installed on November 25, during the university’s 41st convocation, Punch reports.
Orunmwense also explained that out of the 11,020 graduands, 64 would be conferred with first class degree, while 7,034 persons would graduate with other classes of results.
Their own convocation, according to the VC, will hold on November 26 and 27, with a lecture to be delivered by a former Minister of Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji.
Also to be awarded are 382 and 2,212 doctoral and master’s degrees, while the institution will confer honorary degrees on the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, and a consultant gynaecologist, Prof. Osato Giwa, on November 28.
The VC, who attributed the achievements of the university to the support of the Federal Government and the dedication of management, staff and students of the institution, said the five-day ceremony would begin with an interdenominational service on Monday.