100 Graduands have bagged first class from University of Benin, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Faraday Orumwense has said.
Professor Orumwense said this while briefing the journalists in Benin today, Tuesday. He added the university recorded this in the 2015/2016 academic session.
The VC also said that university and two other institutions have won the Global Challenge Research Fund Grant provided by the United Kingdom to promote research and development.
Orumwense explained that the university was awarded the grant worth £6.8 million in partnership with Lancaster University, United Kingdom and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana.
He noted that while 100 bag first class, 1,843 students graduated with second-class upper division while 4,607 graduated with second-class lower division.
Orumwense added that 1,120 persons will be awarded Masters Degrees and 102 will be given Doctorate Degrees.
While answering questions on the grant, Professor Orumwense said the grant which is part of a new £225 million rate of investment, aims to grow research capability to meet the challenges faced by the developing world.
“The Britain £6.8 million project will be led by Lancaster University, UK, with the University of Benin and CSIR, Ghana, as core partners.”