The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof Zana Itiunbe Akpagu this morning at the council chambers briefed the gentlemen of the press on the arrangements that has been put in place for the convocation ceremony.
Vice chancellor of the University announced that the activities of the institution’s 29th Convocation began yesterday March 9th during the interdenominational service and will run through Saturday March 12th, 2016.
He disclosed that a total number of 7,222 persons would be awarded various diplomas and degrees in the University during the Convocation.
He said that the institution would also award 4,868 students with 1st degrees, 952 students with higher degrees and 1,402 students with diplomas.
He also revealed that automatic employment will be given to 12 students who graduated with first class in the 1st degree category.
It was learnt that the former Gov. Donald Duke of Cross River would be honoured for transforming Cross River, and a former senator, Florence Ita-Giwa, for her contributions to the women folk.