Up to 34 students were awarded Doctoral degrees-PhD. 10 PhD students graduated from College of Natural Sciences, 10 students from College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, six from College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology and eight students from the College of Education and External Studies.
By 6:45am graduands had started arriving at the university main campus. There is heavy deployment at the university as police personnel man all main entrances and small gates. Several graduands together with their parents are subjected to several security checks.