UNIBEN graduates 100 First Class students, as institution secures £6.8m grant

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100 graduates out of a total of 9,993 graduating students of the University of Benin have bagged first class degrees for the 2015/2016 academic session.

Vice Chancellor of the university Prof. Faraday Orumwense, disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing journalists on activities lined up for the 43rd convocation and 47th founder’s day ceremony of the institution.

Prof Orumwense also said that university and two other institutions have won the Global Challenge Research Fund Grant provided by the United Kingdom to promote research and development.

Orumwense explained that the university was awarded the grant worth £6.8 million in partnership with Lancaster University, United Kingdom and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana.

He noted that 1,843 students graduated with second-class upper division while 4,607 graduated with second-class lower division.

He said that while 102 persons would receive doctorate degrees, 1,120 would be awarded with masters degrees on November 25.

He also stated that three personalities, including an ex-vice-chancellor of the university and first female vice-chancellor in Nigeria, Prof. Grace Alele-Williams, would be conferred with honorary degrees of Doctor of Science.

Speaking on the research grant, he noted that the grant would assist to boost research capability to addressing the problems faced by developing countries of the world.

He said, the grant, which is part of a new £225 million rate of investment, aims to grow research capability to meet the challenges faced by the developing world.

“The Britain £6.8 million project will be led by Lancaster University, UK, with the University of Benin and CSIR, Ghana, as core partners.”

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