University of Port Harcourt will on Saturday, June 13, 2015 honour the immediate past president Goodluck Jonathan as a distinguished fellow of the institution during its 30th convocation ceremony.
The information was divulged to journalists in Port Harcourt on Monday, June 8, 2015 by the school’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Joseph Ajienka.
Ajienka further revealed that 40 students bagged first class honours and that 10 of them emerged from the faculty of Humanities.
He said, “Former President Jonathan will be the first to be honoured and we are proud that he took all his degrees from Unique UNIPORT.
“This rare fellowship is being conferred on the former President in recognition of his exemplary leadership of the country and contributions to the development of his alma mater.”
Now dubed the ‘Hero of Democracy, Jonathan has been lauded by all and sundry within and outside the nation for leading by example after he made a historic phone call to congratulate his successor, General Muhammadu Buhari after the general election that produced the latter as the winner.
The Vice Chancellor further enlisted other faculties that produced graduates of first class honours among which were Social Sciences, Education, College of Engineering, College of Natural and Applied sciences, management, agriculture and school of Science Laboratory.
He said, “A further breakdown of the figure shows that in the undergraduate category, 41 graduands earned the First Class (Honours) Degree of the university. Out of this number, 10 are from the Faculty of Humanities.”