The management of the University of Benin, Edo State, has said it has concluded plans to install the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, as the 9th Chancellor of the institution.
Prof. Faraday Orunmwense, Vice-Chancellor of the university disclosed this at a press briefing noting that the former Central Bank of Nigeria governor would be formally installed on November 25, 2015, during the university’s 41st Convocation and 45th Founders’ Day ceremony.
Orunmwense explained that out of a total of 11,020 graduands, 64 would be conferred with a First Class degree, while 7,034 persons would graduate with other classes of first degrees on November 26 and 27, with a convocation lecture to be delivered by a former Minister of Power, Professor Barth Nnaji.
Also to be awarded are 382 and 2,212 doctorate and master’s degrees, while the institution will confer honorary degress on the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, and a constant gynaecologist, Professor Osato Giwa, on November 28.
The Vice-Chancellor, who attributed the achievements of the university to the support of the Federal Government and the dedication of the management, staff and students of the institution, said the five-day ceremony would begin with an interdenominational service on Monday.