By; RALPH OKHIRIA, Benin
Three eminent Nigerians are to be honoured next week during the University of Benin’s 43rd covocation/47 founder day activities next week.
Prof. Grace Alele-Willians, OON, a one time Vice Chancellorof the Universaty of Benin and the first woman to hold office as vice chancellor in Nigeria, is one of those to be honoured.
According to the vice chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. Faraday Orumwense, FNSE, who disclosed this to newsmen on Tues
day in Benin City, named the two other award recipients as Dr. George Osemwengie Agbonlahor and Prof. Louis Ikechukwu Ojogwu.
The UNIBEN vice chancellor said the three proposed awardees were selected for honour based on their outstanding leadership qualities.
Prof. Orunmwense further stated that a total of 9,993 graduands will be giving certificates during the covocation ceremonry, next week.
Of this figure, a total of 100 graduands will be awaeded first class honours degree, 1843 are second class upper while 4607 with second class lower and 1351 with third class degrees, respectively.
The vice chancellor further disclosed that several projects were earmarked for commissioning within the campuses of the university during the covocation ceremony.