A combined Convocation ceremony for graduants of 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015 sessions was held yesterday at Novena university convocation arena in Amai campus. Awards of first degree, presentation of prizes, conferment of honorary degrees and commissioning of the newly built college of Health science building and post-graduate complex were the highlights of the day.
The ceremony was graced with dignitaries from all works and status of life. From the governor of Delta state, His excellency Sen (Dr.) Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, former Senate president Senator David Mark, wife of Ogun state governor Her excellency Olufuso Amosun, Eng. Gabriel Ogbechie (owner Rain Oil), Gen. Paul Tarela Boroh (Rtd.) S.A. to the president on Niger delta and coordinator of presidential amnesty programme, and Chief Lulu Briggs were the recipients of the honorary degrees.
Others Present were Amb Dr. Hassan Adamu CON chairman board of trustees, HRM King Alfred Diete-Spiff Chancellor Novena Uni, Chuks Ochonogor Pro-Chancellor & Chairman Novena Uni, VC Prof. Chris A Okorafor, Deputy VC, Registrar, Bursar, Librarian, academic & non-academic staff, the press (channels, vanguard, Novena vista, Lidia Gilbert etc), parents, students and well wishers.
Awards were given to the best student of the year 2012/2013 Idogbo Gift of Energy & petroleum studies 4.87, 2013/2014 Davidson Echidiri Success of Intelligence & Security Studies 4.86, 2014/2015 Onoriode Evawere Beulah of Mass Communication 4.88.
The owner of Rain Oil, Eng. Gabriel Ogbechie made a declaration that all 1st class graduates can come to Rain Oil for employment, in the constitution of Delta state, all Deltans who graduates with 1st class are entitled to N5 million each. Gov. Okowa also said he will give the school the N100 million the former governor Uduaghan promised, in 2017.
The convocation ceremony came to an end at about 2:30 when the Chancellor HRM Diete-Spiff declared the ceremony closed, and the dignitaries all moved down to the Pro-Chancellor’s mansion in Ogume for the reception.
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