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UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by ikorodureporta: 2:29pm On Dec 02
UNN turns out highest number of Ph.D graduates in Nigerian university history

Registrar of the UNN Dr C.C Igbokwe(left); Pro-Chancellor Chief Mike Olorunfemi; Representative of the Visitor President Muhammadu Buhari, Ozo Eddy Nwokoye of the Finance and Accounts Dept of the Federal Ministry of Education; Vice Chancellor, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba; Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Akande; Group Managing Director Access Bank Plc Herbert Wigwe; at the 48th convocation ceremony of University of Nigeria PHOTO: MARCEL MBAMALU

Access Bank MD Wigwe, Stanley, Chukwudozie bag honorary doctorate degrees.
Zik’s wife becomes Professor Emeritus.

Four hundred and eighty (480) graduands on Saturday received Postgraduate degrees and diplomas of the University of Nigeria in what the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Benjamin Ozumba, described as “the highest by any Nigerian university in one year.”

The university also conferred honorary doctorate degrees on three distinguished Nigerians. The Group Managing Director of Access Bank Herbert Wigwe, former executive secretary of the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) Mr. Reginald Chika Stanley, and then the Managing Director of the Dozzy Group, Sir Daniel Chukwudozie, who bagged the degrees, said they felt ‘greatly honoured’ to be associated with the University of Nigeria in such capacity. Ozumba in an exclusive chat with The Guardian, said the honour conferred on the three Nigerians was “not a knee-jerk decision” but a product of careful appraisal of their contribution to the nation and mankind. He specifically pointed out Wigwe’s successful efforts in moving Access Bank to its “present status as one of the top banks from 16th position to number six in just 10 years.” He said the banker’s idea of establishing a chair for the university was worthy of emulation.


The vice chancellor also described Reginald Stanley as a successful Nigerian who served the country as a technocrat and has, since his retirement, continued to make a positive impact in the private sector. Ozumba said the third awardee, Chukwudozie, was a philanthropist who had made an immense contribution to the growth and welfare of many Nigerians.

At least, 480 of the 2,113 graduands, who were conferred with postgraduate degrees of the university by the Chancellor and Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Akande, were Ph.D candidates.



Eleven retired professors of UNN, one of who were Professor Uche Azikiwe, the wife of the founder and wife of Nigeria’s first president, the late Nnamdi Azikiwe, were elevated to the university’s club of “Emeritus Professors of the University of Nigeria.”

Vice-chancellor Ozumba said the 480 doctorate degree awardees represent 22.7 percent of the 2,113 postgraduates who, like their 9,702 first degree and diploma counterparts, had fulfilled the standard requirements of character and learning as stipulated in the school’s regulations. Describing the figure as ‘unprecedented’ and ‘remarkable,’ the vice chancellor explained that the significant increase in the number of postgraduate degrees awarded at last weekend’s graduation “reflects a deliberate response to the mandate given to first-generation universities to increase the enrolment of postgraduate students. “I’m quite pleased that my staff have been able to adapt to the additional challenge placed upon them by the increased enrolment without necessarily compromising on the standard for which the university was known,” Ozumba told The Guardian in a chat on Sunday.

The (grand finale) second day of the 48th convocation ceremony was set aside for the purpose of conferring the postgraduate degrees and diplomas. It followed the previous day’s event at which 9,702 were awarded first degrees, diplomas and certificates of the university.

Source: https://guardian.ng/news/unn-turns-out-highest-number-of-ph-d-graduates-in-nigerian-university-history/?

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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by KINGJAJA888: 2:31pm On Dec 02
LOL After UNIZIK Na UNN wink

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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by coolcharm(m): 2:48pm On Dec 02
480 what? Even all these mushroom private universities haven't gotten to this level of caricature yet

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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by koolgee(m): 6:10pm On Dec 02
Really?
Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by Bossontop(m): 6:10pm On Dec 02
undecided
480 Ph.D wetin??.....na so e easy??

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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by millionboi2: 6:10pm On Dec 02
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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by millionboi2: 6:11pm On Dec 02
If u no make money wetin u gain

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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by timolala(m): 6:11pm On Dec 02
We celebrate them as they all agreed to play a role in ousting Buhari from aso rock.

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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by SpecialAdviser(m): 6:11pm On Dec 02
UNN surely doesn't joke with post graduate program. But why the same attention is not given to graduate program is my annoyance.

They make huge money from post graduates.

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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by Uduakuduakobong(m): 6:11pm On Dec 02
I will soon bag my own. Like if u wish same for urself.

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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by Kenekingisback: 6:11pm On Dec 02
All these graduation robes are looking so old and dirty angry

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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by nickxtra(m): 6:12pm On Dec 02
Honourary or Academics?
Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by toyetade: 6:12pm On Dec 02
What work will they be doing ?. Where will they work other than lecturing if they manage to get one. Sign of underdevelopment. We need professionals, technicians, apprentices, enterpreneurs

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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by hollamanng(m): 6:12pm On Dec 02
legends will understand

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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by naturefellow(m): 6:13pm On Dec 02
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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by kenex4ever(m): 6:13pm On Dec 02
People must love the school a lot in terms of PhD for them to be that many.

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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by kckings250: 6:13pm On Dec 02
Ok, but IMSU is still dey best!.
Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by alezzy13: 6:14pm On Dec 02
480?? That's rather on the high side. Hope its not copy and paste PhD tongue

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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by Trustee1: 6:14pm On Dec 02
70% of which were bought. Fact.

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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by EVILFOREST: 6:15pm On Dec 02
480 PhD GRADUATES
300,000 CORP MEMBERS annually

Where will they work.....??
I guess in the GLORY DOME
Or as DANGOTE drivers

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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by Uyi168(m): 6:16pm On Dec 02
PhD with nothing to show for it..

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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by Pidginwhisper: 6:16pm On Dec 02
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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by EVILFOREST: 6:17pm On Dec 02
Uyi168:
PhD with nothing to show for it..
I just tire

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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by alignacademy(m): 6:17pm On Dec 02
Congratulations

On the other hand, what is being done to improve the quality of research being done in the country?

How many of these PhDs will actually develop the academic sector, instead of just having one more title to parade on already bloated resumés?

Still you gotta commend the effort they put in

Even as we keep in mind the facts on ground...
Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by mrvitalis(m): 6:18pm On Dec 02
Trustee1:
70% of which were bought. Fact.
U differently don't know unn

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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by InvertedHammer: 6:18pm On Dec 02
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Congratulations to the graduates!

That's where it ends because the only good thing out of the degree for these folks will be to be addressed as "Dr" in social functions.

The essence of education is already lost and that's why UNN and other universities are giving them away almost as freebies.

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Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by sanandreas(m): 6:19pm On Dec 02
Quite commendable. PhD hmm not for me now
Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by Nobody: 6:20pm On Dec 02
Wow.
Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by NumbEmotions(m): 6:20pm On Dec 02
Turns Out Abi Churns Out
Re: UNN Turns Out 480 Phd Graduates, The Highest In Nigerian University History by tyinfinity: 6:21pm On Dec 02
It should be university of Biafra.

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