No fewer than 29 students of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, have graduated with First Class during the institution’s 18th convocation ceremony.

The vice-chancellor of the institution, Prof Charles Esimone, who stated this while speaking on the convocation activities at the school’s field, disclosed that the 18th convocation ceremony was for the 2022/2023 academic year.

While giving the breakdown of the graduating students, Esimone, who is on his way out as the VC of the university said 7,091 graduands received first degrees, 96 got postgraduate diplomas, 391 received master’s degree and 251 obtained doctorate degrees, adding that with the convocation, all the graduands completed their academic years within his tenure as vice-chancellor.
He revealed that out of those who received their first degrees, 23 got second class, adding that the school has equipped them both in knowledge and character.

He said at the 14th convocation ceremony of the university held in March 2020, less than one year after he assumed office adding that his vision was to make the institution the best in Nigeria and among the 10 best in Africa, using a five-pronged strategy predicated on the push for academic excellence, productive community service, administrative reforms, discipline and advancements.

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