The University of Benin in Edo State produced 64 first class graduates in 2013/2014 session, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Faraday Orumwense has said.

He said this at a news conference in Benin on Monday, adding that out of about 6,000 first degree graduates it produced in the 2013/2014 academic session, 64 of them made first class.

Orumwense, who briefed journalists on the forthcoming 41st Convocation and its 45th Founders’ Day celebration of the institution, which would begin on Monday, said that 11,020 persons would be awarded various diplomas and degrees of the university.

According to him, aside the first class category, 1,671 would graduate in second class upper division, and 4,346 in second class lower while 1, 014 made third class and three persons with pass result.

Orunwense said that the institution would also award 268 Diplomas, 541 Post Graduate Diplomas, 2, 212 Masters Degrees and 382 Doctorates.

He said that the ceremonies would also feature the formal installation of Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, as the 9th Chancellor of the institution.

He also disclosed that honorary degrees would be conferred on two distinguished Nigerians, the Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase and Prof. Osato Giwa-Osagie, for their contributions to nation building.

He added that the convocation lecture would be delivered by Prof. Atahiru Jega, a former chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Pro-Chancellor of the University of Jos.