A total of 201 students graduated from the Federal University, Lokoja (FULOKOJA), during the maiden Convocation ceremony of the institution held on Saturday, 22nd October, 2016.
The ceremony witnessed the installation of the University’s first Chancellor, award of first Degrees and Prizes, conferment of Honorary Degrees and the launch of the University’s Endowment Fund.
Speaking at the event, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Angela Freeman Miri, said that, out of the 201 graduands, 15 bagged First Class Honours degrees.
In a further breakdown of the results, the VC said that 76 graduating students got Second Class (Upper) Division while another 90 were awarded Second Class (Lower) with the rest making Third Class degrees.
Prof. Miri congratulated the graduands and wished them well in their future endeavours.
The highlights of the Convocation were the conferment of Honorary degree and award on some eminent Nigerians who had distinguished themselves.
Among the honourees were the late Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Chief James Ocholi, who died in a ghastly motor accident early this year and was honoured posthumously with a Doctor of Law (Honoris Causa).
Others were former Governors of Kogi State, a former Minister of Education, Professor Rukayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i; pioneer Vice-Chancellor of FULOKOJA , Professor Abdulmummini Rafindadi; pioneer Registrar, Mrs. Habiba Adeiza; Senator Tunde Ogbeha; Ambassador Abiodun Olorunfemi; and the pioneer Dean of the Institution’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the late Professor Joseph S. Aliu.