The Niger Delta University (NDU), Amassoma, Bayelsa State, says 91 students will bag First Class honours
as it holds its maiden convocation ceremony for 15, 811 graduands this weekend.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo, yesterday, disclosed this at a news
conference in Amassoma, saying that the event was part of the activities marking the maiden convocation
ceremony of the institution.
Explaining further, he said out of the 15, 811 graduands, 91 students will be awarded, first class
honours, while 244 will receive pass degrees from the Institution.
The Vice-Chancellor said that the ceremony would be a combined convocation of students who graduated
during the last five academic sessions of the university.
Prof. Edoumiekumo further revealed that the graduating students are drawn from 70 programmes running
under 14 Faculties of the institution.
“This is the only University in Nigeria, that can save twenty hours of power supply. The University is
suppose to provide all the needs of the Institution as we now produce most of our needs here.
“Our 70 programs are now fully accredited by Nation University Commission, it is not seen anywhere in
“Since my assumption of office, many programmes have been introduced and approved by the NUC, with the
aim of making the university a world-class institution in academics, research and development.
“Students and lecturers now take academic work seriously due to the stringent measures put in place as
well as the cordial relationship that exists between them in the university.
“We have transformed so many things in this Institution, through the help of Tetfund and liss accessment.
“No more sex for marks, it is no longer there again as the school has put a full stop to that.” He said.