Ijaw youths shine at 14th Convocation Service of Benson Idahosa University (BIU)
Benson Idahosa University, Benin City held its convocation ceremony last weekend on Saturday, 7th July, 2018. A total of 49 students out 602 students that graduated from the University in the 2017/2018 academic programme bagged the First Class degree.
The Acting Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Sam Guobadia, stated that 503 students were awarded first degrees while 99 were awarded Post-graduate degrees.
Among the graduating students were shinning Ijaw youths, some of who bagged the LL.B as well as other degrees. They include Comrade Kuete Priye Noel (Publicity Secretary, INC Western Zone), Miss Sobijoh Iyenbra, Miss Sobijoh Wobuitei, Mrs Anyanku-Oriamaja Gbatoi, Mrs Filatei-Soriwei Paulina, Miss Kiriki, and Miss Okoroboh Christiana among others.
On hand to felicitate with the graduating fellows was a delegation of the Ijaw National Congress (INC) including Dr. B.J Brae (Chairman, INC Benin city Chapter), Barr. T.A.Iwabi (Chairman, INC Akure Chapter), High Chief Robinson Ogunkoru (Chairman, INC Western Zone), Comrade Sampson Uroupa (Org. Secretary, INC Benin City Chapter).
Also in attendance were Barr Eric Omare (President, Ijaw Youth Council-Worldwide), Comrade Adoulfus Buna (Former National Mobilization officer, IYC).
In his convocation speech, the Guest minister, Bishop Festus Akhimien charged the graduating students to keep moving in the right direction.
He advised them not to be afraid of challenges because they must encounter various challenges in the journey of life, but how they handle it matters. Bishop Festus further told the students never to give up on their dreams.
“Those who quit are relegated, while those who conquer are celebrated”, the Bishop said.
Benson Idahosa University (BIU) was ranked recently by Jobberman, one of Nigeria’s largest (on-line) job search company, as the best University to work in 2018 and among the top 100 companies to work for in Nigeria.”
Other important dignitaries from Arogbo-Ijaw at the convocation ceremony were ACP.E. Akeke (Sonester), DSP. Kingdom Wowo (Prince), Dr.Kuete Ebieritei of FMC Yenagoa, Mr Ikuloh Biteke (Snr Immigration Officer), Sobijoh Letimi(Asst.Dir.Nsg), Mrs Idhiarhi-Kuete Margaret and Miss Akiri Mercy.