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UNN VC dismisses allegations of admission racketeering as 288 students graduate with first-class honors


The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Prof. Charles Igwe, firmly refutes accusations of admission racketeering, emphasizing the institution’s commitment to transparency.

Addressing a press conference on the upcoming 51st convocation ceremony, Igwe assures that UNN follows government criteria for admissions, with 45% merit, 35% catchment, and 20% for Educationally Less Developed States (ELDS).Providing insights into the graduating class, Igwe announces that out of 12,962 students, 288 will achieve first-class degrees, while 1,451 will receive postgraduate degrees for the 2022/2023 academic session.

He highlights the breakdown of Bachelor’s degrees, including distinctions, credits, merits, and passes, and explains the unique classification for certain courses like medicine and pharmacy.

He also revealed that the convocation ceremony, scheduled for November 24, 2023, will feature a lecture by the Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arc. Sonny Echono, on “University Autonomy and the Challenge of Sustainable Education Funding in Nigeria.” This underscores the university’s commitment to addressing critical issues in the education sector.

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