UNICAL Passes Out 8,180 Graduands

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By Raymond Ekemini

Convocation march past on Saturday
Convocation march past on Saturday

A total of 8, 180 graduands have been passed out by the University of Calabar in its 28th convocation ceremony held at the Abraham Ordia stadium, UNICAL, Saturday. Out of this number, 6,823 are First Degrees, 940 higher degrees and 417 Diplomas.

The Vice Chancellor., University of Calabar, Prof. James Epoke who disclosed this in his convocation address explained that the University had 10 first class, 771 second class upper, 4,154 second class lower and 1,759 third class division, and that the first degree results in this convocation stand out as one of the best since the inception of his administration.

The VC disclosed that 40 years ago, 120 students of University of Nigeria Nsukka were shipped across the Cross River to the historic city of Calabar and settled at Duke Town Secondary school, and that the Senate of UNICAL has therefore officially approved the second week of March of every year as the University of Calabar Founders Day and the second Saturday of March of each year for Convocation ceremonies.

He explained that for the first time, in history, UNICAL participated in the World University Championship in Malaysia and came up among the 50 best out of 900 universities that were in the contest, that in the recent leadership competition, UNICAL came third out of the best five selected to go to United Kingdom for leadership training later this year, while the school took 1st, 3rd and 5th positions out of 300 contestants.

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One commentOn UNICAL Passes Out 8,180 Graduands

  • Atyathoabe Osakpa

    I congratulate my Alma mater, the University of Calabar, on the occasion of the 28th Convocation Ceremony. Gone are the days when only a few of us graduated with a first class degree.
    It is gratifying that this convocation celebrated 10 Summa Cum Laudes.

    The University has made much progress and I am proud of it’s elevated profile and world exposure. Congratulations to the school administration, students and everyone who has contributed to making the University the success it is today.

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