Ten students of the Verita University, a faith-based institution owned by the Catholic Church under the Nigerian Bishops and Catholic conference have been awarded first class degrees from different disciplines as 109 student graduate from the institution.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Rev. Fr. Prof. Hyacinth Ichoko who disclosed this at the institution’s premises in Bwari Area Council of the FCT, during the 7th pre-convocation press conference, stated that amongst those graduating are 32 post graduate students, and 46 undergraduates who have been awarded with second class upper degrees.
While revealing that the 2019 convocation theme lecture is ‘Softening the Skills of University Graduates for Competitiveness and Excellence’, which will be delivered by the Arch Bishop of Benin, and President, Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria, Most Rev. Dr. Augustine Akubeze, said the institution which sits on a 200 hectares of land, presently had over 2000 students an still expanding.
“109 undergraduate students are graduating and ten have first class degrees while 46 have second class upper degrees. We also have 32 post graduate students.
“The school is developing new faculties and colleges as well as programs that will start by next session. Law as a program is set to be established next session as one of the new courses. Several brains have already been contacted to assist in the formation of the program,” the VC stated.