Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, has been appointed as the new chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN).
Faraday Orunmwense, vice-chancellor of the university, announced this on Monday at a press conference on the university’s 41st convocation.
He said the new chancellor would be installed on November 25, adding that Barth Nnaji, former minister of power, will also deliver a convocation lecture at the institution.
Orunmwense also explained that 64 out of 11,020 graduands, would be conferred with first class degree, while 7,034 persons would graduate with other classes of first degrees.
Master’s degree and doctoral degree will also be awarded to 2, 594 students.
He said Solomon Arase, inspector-general of police, Osato Giwa, a constant gynaecologist, will bag honorary degrees during the convocation.