A total of fifteen thousand, eight hundred and eleven graduates spanning from 2015 till 2019 are expected to participate in the Niger Delta University 5th (Combined) Convocation Ceremony which started 19th January, 2020 with a Thanksgiving ceremony in the Main Campus Auditorium. According to the Vice Chancellor in his welcome address in the convocation lecture which held today 23rd January, 2020, “this is double of what was recorded in the last 2015 convocation ceremony where almost 8,000 graduates participated”.
The Vice Chancellor added that “amongst these graduates, 619 are post-graduate students consisting of 15 Ph.D students, 145 Masters students and 459 post-graduate diploma students. Aside these figures, the rest are first degree graduates.
The VC stressed that his administration has given credence and due attention to research as the university is a research institute first before any other thing. Consequently, results from efforts in this direction were exhibited yesterday 22nd January, 2020 as part of the convocation ceremony. Photos from the exhibition are displayed below:
The exhibition w scarred out in front of the new library with lots of products made by students displayed for public viewing. One of the results from the university’s attention paid to research was the propeller boat break through which was launched earlier this week. The propeller boat was also exhibited as part of the event.
Additionally, the VC also revealed that Chemical Engineering students are also working on a plan to build a mini refinery for use in the university for research purposes. The Vice Chancellor firmly noted that due support will be extended to ensure that such plans comes to reality.
“Plans are also on ground by Electrical Engineering students to work on a wind turbine that would generate electricity that is equivalent to 1,000KVA. This will be enough to power the whole of Main Campus.”
The Vice Chancellor also added that currently, the University is running 70 fully accredited Degree awarding programmes. The VC who appeared to be energetic all through his welcome speech assured the teeming audience consisting of administrators, lecturers, graduates, students and visitors that the University will continue to pay needed attention to research for better academic outcomes.