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5th Convocation: NDU produces 91 first class graduates

Graduating students of the Niger Delta University, NDU, Wilberforce Island, Amassoma, Bayelsa State.
.. as Dickson gives  automatic employment of best graduating students
By Amgbare Ekaunkumo, Yenagoa
Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo, the Vice Chancellor of the Niger Delta  University, Amassoma, on Saturday said 91 students of the state owned Institution bagged first class degrees at it’s 5th combined Convocation.
The vice chancellor said this in his address at the convocation arena in Amassoma, Bayelsa state.
Edoumiekumo said a total of 15,811 students graduated  with various degree programmes in the 2014/2015 -2018/2019 session of the university.
He added that 91 graduates got first class, 2,818 bagged second class upper,  while 8,100 obtained second class lower division, 3,939 made third class and 244 had pass degrees.
He noted that the university in the sessions produced, 15 Ph.Ds, 145 Masters, 459 Post Graduate Diploma and 485 with Diploma certificates.
Edoumiekumo said the students were found worthy in both character and learning and enjoined them to explore the economic environment as good ambassadors of the university.
He said that the graduating students were drawn from 70 programmes fully accredited by National University commission (NUC) under fourteen Faculties.
He commended Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State “for his  support, especially for building modern Senate centre for the Institution”.
In his remarks,the Bayelsa state Governor and Visitor to the school,Seriake Dickson charged the graduants to look beyond the abundant oil and gas in the Niger Delta,stressing that it is expected that rather than being job seekers they should be providers.
Governor Dickson said his administration places premium on education and human resource development and promised that even after leaving office he will continue to support Niger Delta University,he urged management to  enhance the capacity of the school to produced graduates that can compete on the world stage.
“Vice chancellor I’ve heard your almost myriads of complains, as the visitor to the university and Governor, like I said the problems of a university can not be all solved just in one day or by a single administration.
“within my remaining days in office,i will look into some of the  issues confronting the University. 
“I want to specially invite you through the Honourable commissioner for Education and the Chairman,Governing council to a meeting before I leave office so that together we can solve some of the issues you have raised.
“But the NDU is the premier university of this greate state, so you must continue to play the role of mentorship to other institutions of learning owned by our greate state,” he stated.
Governor Dickson announced the employment of all best  graduating students of Bayelsa origin from various faculties  for them to contribute their quota towards making Niger Delta University an educational hub in Nigeria.
In his welcome address, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council, NDU, Mr. Mathew Seiyefa said the convocation ceremony was significant as it is taking place at a historical point in the political trajectory and transformation of the physical, academic and administrative sectors of the university.
Mr. Seiyefa commended Governor Dickson for his indelible efforts in changing the landscape of the institution through infrastructural development.
The former Acting Director General of the Department of State Services, who advised  the graduands to sustain their reading habits said that the should not be discouraged by the lack of jobs in the country but to utilize the technological tools with which the NDU had equipped them to solve challenges.
Daily watch gathered that the Institution was established in 2000, by the first Civilian Governor, late Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, whom, hails from Amassoma, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa.


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