A total of 133 ex-militants have bagged first degree at the Igbinedion University, Okada in Edo State.
They are among 676 graduates of the institution to be awarded various degrees at the 14th convocation ceremony of the University.
Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Eghosa Osaghae, who stated at a pre-convocation press briefing yesterday said 22 graduands would be awarded 1st Class Honours Degree.
Osaghae said the convocation lecture would be delivered by Prof. Akaehomen Ibhadode, Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State.
Osaghae stated that the Ooni of Ife, Alhji Aminu Baba Nabegu and Pastor Osarenren Ighiwi would be conferred with Doctor of Law (LLD), Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Honoris Causas’ respectively.
He urged the Federal Government to also release Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) to private universities as a reward for proven work done.
On the graduating ex-militants, Osaghae said the University has resolved to creating new Nigerian leaders through qualitative education and entrepreneurship.
He said the university has created the Centre for Edo studies, conflict management in Niger-Delta and Centre for Energy studies.
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