AE-FUNAI to graduate 3,474 students, honours Elechi

The Vice Chancellor of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Alike Ikwo (AE-FUNAI), Prof. Sunday Elom, Monday, said the university would by May 23, 2024 graduate 3474 students.

The over 3000 graduates were according to Prof. Elom made up of 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 academic years. While 1,357 graduating students were of 2020/2021, 2,117 are of 2021/22 set.

Prof. Elom who disclosed this to journalists during a press briefing, noted that of the 3,474 , 52 students would be graduating first class honours.

He also noted that the institution would for the first time award postgraduate degrees.

He said, ” I am delighted to welcome you all to this pre-convocation press conference, marking the beginning of our 7th and 8th combined convocation ceremony.It is a moment of great pride and joy for us as an institution, as we prepare to celebrate the achievements of our graduating students, who have worked tirelessly to earn their degrees.

“We are turning out 96 postgraduates (9 Ph.Ds, 62 Masters and 24 Postgraduate Diplomas). It is the first time the university is presenting Ph.D. and Masters’ Degree students for convocation.

” We are turning out 3,474 graduates – 1, 357 of them belong to the 2020/2021 set while 2, 117 is of the 2021/2022 academic year. Out of these 3, 474 graduating students, 52 graduated with First Class, 911 with Second Class (Upper Division), 2, 088 with Second Class (Lower Division), 407 with Third Class and 1 with pass.

Mr Elom, outlining the activities for the 7th and 8th convocation of the institution further disclosed that second Executive governor of Ebonyi state, Chief Martin Elechi would be honored with the award of Doctor of Economics on Thursday 23rd May 2024.

“On Tuesday,21st May, 2024: Research Faire and Arts’ Exhibition: As a university, we emphasize production-led research.
Wednesday,22nd May, 2024, convocation lecture to be delivered by PROF. Bart Nnaji topic,“Challenges, opportunities to improving power availability in Nigeria.

Thursday , 23rd May 2024
Conferment of Honourary Doctorate Degrees to two eminent Nigerians, for their laudable contributions to the development of the country – HE Chief Martin Elechi, former governor of Ebonyi State (Doctor of Economics) and Chief Innocent Chukwuma, Founder/CEO, Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company ( Doctor of Engineering and Technology)”.