The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) will award over 400 PhD degrees at its convocation ceremony.
Not less than 11,681 students of the institution will be conferred with various degrees at the upcoming 48th convocation billed for December 1.
The vice-chancellor of the university, Benjamin Ozumba, made this known at the pre-convocation briefing at the institution’s Enugu campus on Monday.
He said: “1,979 graduates who will receive post-graduate diplomas, masters and doctor of philosophy degree (PhD) as clear evidence to prioritise quality research and academic excellence in our university.
“Let me place on record that our university will award over 400 PhD degrees at the 48th convocation; this is an unprecedented record in the number of PhD degrees ever awarded by a university in a single convocation.”
The vice-chancellor said three eminent Nigerians who had contributed to the development of the society will be awarded honorary doctorate degrees.
“As our tradition demands, the university will confer Honorary Doctorate Degree on some eminent Nigerians, including Dr Herbert Wigwe, MD/CEO Access Bank; Dr Daniel Chukwudozie, MD Dozzy Group and Reginald Chika Stanley,” he said.
He said the university will also confer the title of professor emeritus on Uche Azikiwe and 10 other renowned professors who had served the institution meritoriously and are still making valuable contributions to the body of knowledge.