UNICAL rewards best graduating student with N1million

The University of Calabar, UNICAL, has said it will give a sum of N1million to its overall best-graduating student, Roland Osaji Takon.

He emerged as the overall best with first-class honours in History and International Studies, out of a total of 10,117 graduating students from the University at the 2023/2024 36th Convocation Ceremony.

UNICAL rewards best graduating student with N1million

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Florence Obi disclosed that Roland has a CGPA of 4.85 and the one million naira is the SUG prize for the best graduate.

She 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. 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.”

A total of 12 females were awarded 1st class degrees while 34 males also got 1st class degrees. Obi said there is an improvement in this year’s graduation as the graduates represent a total of 80%.