University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is set to turn out 19,800 graduates while 116 students will get first class at its 42nd convocation scheduled to hold on January 25th and 26th, 2013.
This was disclosed by the UNN Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bartholomew Okolo, at a press briefing, saying that the university has prepared the graduating class with knowledge to tackle the challenges ahead of them.
He said, "based on our tradition of adapting our curriculum to changing times, these grandaunts have also been equipped with other relevant requisite skills such as Information Technology and Entrepreneurship. They have also taken courses in Peace and Conflict Resolution- a very useful skill in Nigeria of today", he said.
Okolo said University Management under his leadership, focused on scholarship, human resource development, good governance and infrastructure upgrade as priorities over the last three years and has recorded many successes in efforts to achieve, "institutional advancement of our university."
"In the last three years", the UNN Vice Chancellor stated, " the university has offered automatic employment to over 300 First Class graduates thus creating a critical mass of the much-need new generation of excellent and competent scholars who will sustain the legacy of scholarship at the University of Nigeria. We have also taken advantage of the special funding from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), international strategic alliances established over time and funds generated internally to provide sponsorship for overseas training and exposure to global best practices for over 50% of our young staff."