Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Professor Zana Akpagu, on Thursday said 22 undergraduates would be awarded first class degrees during the 30th Convocation Ceremony of the institution on Saturday, March 11.
Speaking at a pre-convocation news briefing on Thursday in Calabar, the Vice Chancellor said that 13, 347 students, comprising 11,910 undergraduates and 1,437 postgraduates, would graduate at the ceremony.
He said the number was high because they put in place a mechanism to clear a backlog of students who seemed to remain in the school perpetually.
Giving a further breakdown of the post graduate certificates, he said 300 would be getting their PhDs, 517 MSCs, 70 MAs, 130 MEds and 400 post graduate diplomas.
For the first degree he said 7,400 were from the Humanities while 4,510 are from the Sciences.
A further breakdown indicated that 22 got first class degrees, 2,408 got second class upper degrees, 5,890 got second class lower degrees, 2900 got third class degrees, and 1,000 got pass degrees.
Akpagu said the institution had decided to phase out pass degrees.