At the combined 33rd convocation scheduled on Saturday in Rivers State, the University of Port Harcourt will graduate 19,235 students, including 161 First Class graduates.
Prof. Georgewill Owunari, the university’s vice-chancellor, informed reporters yesterday that the convocation is for the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 academic years.
He attributed the COVID-19 pandemic, and the eight-month university strike by several unions, among other things, for the delay in students receiving their diplomas. “In this convocation, the university intends to confer about 9,536 Bachelor Degrees, of which 161 were awarded First Class Honors.
Around 9,699 graduates from the postgraduate school are also anticipated. There are around 1,028 PhDs, 3,745 Masters Degrees in various fields, and 4,926 postgraduate degrees out of this total.
According to Owunari, he has carried out crucial activities to guarantee that the university fulfills its obligations in the areas of entrepreneurship, teaching, learning, research, and community service.
He praised the management group and the university council, which is chaired by Senator Andrew Uchendu.