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Seven bag First Class degrees as RUST graduates 6,000


Rivers State University of Science and Technology, (RUST) Port Harcourt, will Saturday, March 21, 2015 graduate about 6, 000 students with seven of them bagging First Class degrees.

Speaking at the pre-convocation press briefing, vice chancellor of the institution, Prof. Barineme Fakae said, the seven first class students earned their stripes purely on merit.

He explained that the institution has successfully implemented online examinations (e-examinations), which was introduced to remove all the irregularities and difficulties that are associated with manual examinations.

Fakae said, “Online processes have removed examination malpractices and corruption because we now run a cashless university and students’ statistics are known.”

The vice chancellor reiterated that the introduction of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in RSUST has changed the way the business of education is conducted.

Fakae also disclosed that the university now runs a paperless e-Senate with biometric accreditation of members of Senate for the purposes of recording attendance.

According to him, “The university has one of the largest ICT centres, which houses over 1000 work stations with a standby 375 KVA generator for alternative power supply.”

“All backlogs of certificates from 2002 have been signed and are available for collection,” he informed, adding that the university’s partnership with Samsung, PKO, HP, Intel, Microsoft and Cinfores Ltd, among others, has helped to launch a Computer for All Programme (CAP) in the institution.

“Our staff and students’ records are now fully digitalised, traceable and safe with electronic backups,” Fakae added.

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