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UNICAL first class student with 4.85 CGPA gets N1m prize

The best-graduating student of the University of Calabar, UNICAL, Roland Osaji Takon, who graduated with a CGPA of 4.85, has received a prize of one million naira (N1m).

Takon who graduated with First Class Honours from the Department of History and International Studies was awarded the prize on Friday, 22 March 2024, during the 36th Convocation Ceremony held at the Abraham Ordia Stadium, UNICAL.

UNICAL first class student with 4.85 CGPA gets N1m prize
Roland Osaji Takon

Speaking during the graduation ceremony of 10,117 graduands, Prof. Florence Obi, Vice-Chancellor of UNICAL said, “Roland Takon of the Department of History and International Studies (2021/2022 Session, with Matric No.: 18/032144145 is the overall best student and valedictorian.

“He has a CGPA of 4.85 on the scale of 5. He is the proud winner of the N1,000,000 (One Million Naira) SUG Prize for the Overall Best First Class Graduate.”

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Obi further said “We are awarding National Diplomas to 218 persons and Bachelor degrees to 9,722.

“Out of the 9,722 Bachelor Degrees, 46 have First Class Honours (Male 34, Female 12); 1,968 have Second Class Upper; 6,439 have Second Class Lower; 1,117 have Third Class; while 152 have Pass Degree.”

The Vice-Chancellor said a total of 12 females were awarded 1st class degrees while 34 males also got 1st class degrees.

She also said at the Post-Graduate level, 1,482 persons were awarded higher degrees and diplomas “as follows: 457 PhDs; 807 Master’s; and 218 Post-Graduate Diplomas.”

Obi who said the graduates represent a total of 80%, noted that there is an improvement in this 2023/2024 graduation.

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