The rest graduated from 17 universities in the UK. Eight of them had Second Class Upper degrees in Law, Criminology, Accounting, Computer Science and Health and Social Care from the University of Bedfordshire.
22 of the 144 former militants who studied under the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme graduated recently from various universities in the United Kingdom with First Class and Upper Classes.
Three beneficiaries, Nicholas Goodness (Telecommunications and Network Engineering) Lucky Azibanagein (Mechatronics & Robotic System Engineering) & Terubein Fawei (Telecommunications and Network Engineering) graduated with 1st class honours from Liverpool and Bedfordshire universities.
Six graduated Second Class Upper from the University of Liverpool in Pharmacology, Geology, Maritime Business, Accounts & Finance, Politics and International Relations. Two had Second Class Upper from the Swansea University in, Law and international Relations while one each graduated in the same Class from Anglia Ruskin, Plymouth and Portsmouth universities.
The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme Coordinator, Brigadier General Paul Boroh (Rtd), was at an event organised by the Nigerian High Commission in London, with representatives from the Executive and Legislative arms of government, to personally congratulate the students.
Gen Boroh congratulated all and encouraged them to use their new acquired knowledge to positively impact the Niger Delta Region, and Nigeria. He expressed his deep appreciation and gratitude to President Buhari for his interest in the development of human capital in the Niger Delta and the aspirations of the people in the Region.
He also said the Government is proud of the graduates who have been good ambassadors of the country and that the Amnesty Programme is willing to grant Masters Degree scholarships to the First Class graduates.