The University of Calabar is to offer automatic employment to its 12 first class graduates as reward for hard work and motivation for students of the institution to attain academic excellence.
Prof. Zana Akpagu, Vice-Chancellor of the university, said this on Thursday in Calabar at a news conference on the 29th convocation of the institution.
According to him, the first class graduates are among the 7, 222 graduates of the University during the 2014/2015 academic session billed for convocation on Saturday.
“All the 1st class graduands are to remain with us; it is the University’s policy and they cut across all the faculties and departments, ” he said.
The vice-chancellor also disclosed that three individuals who had distinguished careers in the service of Cross River and Nigeria would be awarded “PhD, honoris causa” by the University during the convocation.
He said that former Gov. Donald Duke of Cross River would be honoured for transforming Cross River, and a former senator, Florence Ita-Giwa, for her contributions to the women folk.
Senate President Bukola Saraki would also be recognised for his contribution to the development of Kwara as governor and to Nigeria in general.
According to Mr. Akpagu, the university will graduate 4,868 with first degrees, 952 with Masters Degrees and 1,402 with Diplomas.
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