Magnus Eze, Enugu
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will be hosted by the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), on Thursday, for the Students’ Innovation Challenge.
Osinbajo’s visit is coming barely a week after he was in Enugu for the book presentation of former governor, Sullivan Chime.
The VP, who is scheduled to witness the South East/South South edition of the innovation challenge, will use the opportunity to inspect the technological centre and science park of the first generation university.
Vice Chancellor of UNN, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, who said this at a press briefing, in Enugu, yesterday, to announce activities lined up for the 48th convocation ceremonies of the university, added that the institution boasts of the only campus-based science park in Africa.
He said the institution has broken an academic record as it would award over 400 Ph.D degrees at the convocation; a feat, he noted, is unprecedented in the history of any Nigerian university, in a single ceremony.
A total of 9,702 persons would be awarded first degrees in various disciplines; 173 of them First Class honours, 3,725 second class honours (Upper Division) and 4,123 second class honours (Lower Division), respectively.
He added that there are 1, 306 third class with 76 pass.
According to him, three eminent Nigerians, including the Managing Director of Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe and the Managing Director of Dozzy Group, Dr. Daniel Chukwudozie would be awarded honorary doctorate degrees.
Wife of Nigeria’s first president, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Prof. Uche Azikiwe, and 10 other renowned professors, who served the university meritoriously would be conferred with professor emeritus.
Ozumba also said the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Oilserv Nigeria Ltd, Dr. Emeka Okwuosa would deliver the convocation lecture on the topic “Infrastructural development: A key to economic growth and development in Nigeria.”