The management of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo Local government area of Ebonyi State said that 20 students would be awarded first-class degrees as the university holds her 6th convocation ceremonies this month.

The Vice-Chancellor, AE-FUNAI Professor Sunday Elom, disclosed this during a pre-convocation press conference at the institution on Monday at the institution, while stating that the school is set to hold its Sixth convocation ceremony with 900 graduands.

“On this sixth convocation ceremony schedule for December 14, I wish to state that we will be turning out 900 graduands in 10 faculties with the following degree classifications.

“20 graduands are for First Class, Second Class Upper, 306, Second Class Lower, 494, Third Class, 79 and Pass, 1,” he explained.

On school achievement, the Vice-Chancellor said the National Universities Commission (NUC) accredited more six programmes for the school in April, 2021.

“University ranking; according to a leading global ranking body based in Turkey, AD Scientific Index, Alex Ekwueme University ranked 32 out of 167 universities in Nigeria on the quality of scientists in 2021.

“The July 2021 edition of Webometric World University ranking, AE-FUNAI ranked 50 out of 279 tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

“Also in the African Continent, AE-FUNAI was ranked 279 out of 1,952 Institutions. Globally AE-FUNAI ranked 6,006 out of 11,987 institutions in 2021,” Elom said.

On acivities marking the sixth convocation ceremony, he said that on Tuesday, December 7, there would be research faire/arts exhibition.

“On Thursday, December 9, 68 pioneer graduating students of our Faculty of Education will be inducted into the teaching profession by the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN),” Elom stated

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