Federal University Lokoja Graduates 804, 14 Graduands with First Class Honours


The Federal University of Lokoja in Kogi State will be convocating 804 graduands at her fifth convocation ceremony, Vice-Chancellor Professor Olayemi Akinwumi has disclosed.

The Vice-Chancellor disclosed this on Monday in his text of press briefing to mark the commencement of the ceremony.

Prof. Akinwumi further said that Honorary Degrees would be conferred on eminent personalities who have contributed to the development of Nigeria.

“In this year’s Convocation, 804 graduands will be conferred with degrees and Postgraduate Diploma. The classification of degrees to be awarded is as follows:

“First Class Honours – 14, Second Class Upper Division – 188, Second Class Lower Division – 441, Third Class Honours – 95, Post Graduate – 66

“Incidentally, this 5th Convocation of the University, is also the 5thunder the Chancellor, His Royal Highness, Alhaji (Dr) Muhammadu Abali Ibn Muhammadu Idriss, CON, the Emir of Fika and Chairman Yobe State Council of Chiefs; but it is the first under the present Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Distinguished Senator Chris Adighije, and also the first under my leadership as Vice-Chancellor.

“The Itinerary of Activities for the 5th Convocation is as follows:

Day 1: Monday, November 8, 2021
Event: Press briefing by the Vice-Chancellor:
Venue: Council Chamber, Felele Campus
Time: 10:00am Prompt

Day 2: Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Event: National Conference by the Department of History and International Studies, Federal University Lokoja, in honour of Professor Toyin Falola, under the theme: Insurgency, Armed Banditry, and Ethno-Religious Conflicts in Central Nigeria.
Venue: University Auditorium, Adankolo Campus
Time: 10:00am Prompt

Day 3: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Event: 5th Convocation Lecture
Venue: University Auditorium, Adankolo Campus
Time 2:00pm Prompt
Topic: Africa in the Throes of Double Pandemic: The Challenges of Terrorism and COVID-19 by Professor Toyin Falola of the University of Texas at Austin, USA

Day 4: Friday, November 12, 2021
Event: Friday Juma’at Prayer
Venue: University Mosque, Adankolo Campus
Time 1:30pm Prompt

Event: Chancellor’s Night (Invited Guests only)
Venue: Reverton Hotels &Towers, Lokoja
Time: 5:00pm Prompt

Day 5: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Event: 5th Convocation Ceremony of the University
Venue: Convocation Arena, Felele Campus
Time 10:00am Prompt

Day 6: Sunday, November 14, 2021
Event: Inter-denominational Thanksgiving Service
Venue: University Auditorium, Adankolo Campus
Time 10:00 am Prompt”

The institution which was established by the Federal Government in 2011, is now 10 years old.

Speaking on his achievements in nine months of his administration, Prof. Akinwumi noted the implementation of a strategy of equipping students with the relevant skills and mindsets by strengthening the Entrepreneurship Development Centre.

He revealed that the school was ranked 3rd among the 12 new Federal Universities, 35th in the country, and 122nd in Sub Sahara Africa, 221st in Africa and 5024th worldwide.

“This is a lot of improvement on the January ranking where Federal University Lokoja was ranked the 7th among the 12 new Federal Universities, 78th in the country 255th in Sub Sahara Africa, 396th in Africa and 10604th worldwide. Our goal is to emerge the best out of the 12 new universities and among the top 10 in the country.”

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