The management of the Benson Idahosa University , Edo State , has said that 60 graduands , out of a total of 721 bagged first class degrees at the completion of their studies for the 2016 /2017 academic session .
The Vice Chancellor, Prof . Ernest Izevbigie, explained that the figure comprised 606 undergraduate degrees , with 144 in the second class upper division and 364 in the lower division , while 38 would receive third class degrees .
Izevbigie, who announced this at a press briefing in Benin , ahead of the institution ’ s 13 th convocation ceremony , said that 115 higher degrees would also be awarded.
He noted that the ceremony would begin with a convocation service on Friday and a lecture would be delivered by the Ekiti State Governor , Mr . Ayodele Fayose .