Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin, Edo state, Prof. Faraday Orumwense said yesterday that he wants to leave behind a university that will be rated among the first class with a global standard to meet the yearnings and aspirations of millions of people.
Prof. Orumwense stated this during the pre-convocation press briefing of the 45th convocation and 47th Founders Day lecture of the institution held in Benin, the state capital.
He disclosed that a total of 100 graduands out of the 9,993 students graduating from the University in the 2015/2016 academic session have bagged First Class degree.
The Vice-Chancellor said 1, 843 students would be awarded Second Class upper, 4607 students got Second Class lower while 1351 students got Third Class respectively.
He expressed said that the Founder’s Day lecture would be delivered by Dr. Solomon Arase, immediate past Inspector General of Police.
He also explained that honorary degrees would be conferred on first female Vice-Chancellor in the country, Prof. Aleka-Williams and Dr. George Osemwengie Agbonlahor.
He added that the image of the institution soared recently when one of the academic staff, Dr. Joseph Igetei of the department of Animal and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences joined a four-man research team to discover a molecular mechanism that could explain why allergies are less common in developing countries, a feat he said would be the first step towards developing new immunotherapy to prevent allergies.