The presidential Amnesty Program was set up as a rehabilitative measure aimed at redirecting the energies of ex-militants.
The program awarded scholarships to ex-militants to school abroad.
It is in this regard that three of the recipients have graduated from universities in the United Kingdom with First Class degrees.
The Media and Communications Specialist of the Amnesty Office, Mr. Owei Lakemfa, made the revelations.
He also stated that 19 other students graduated with Second Class Honors Upper Division.
He said that a total of 144 students of the Amnesty Program successfully completed various academic program in 17 UK universities.
Lakemfa said that three of the ex-agitators made First Class from Liverpool and Bedfordshire Universities.
“The 144 Amnesty students graduated from 17 universities in 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.
“Six of them graduated with 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.”
According to Mr. Owei, Lucky Azibanagein had a First Class in Mechatronics and Robotic System Engineering from the University of Liverpool.
Messrs. Torubein Fawei and Nicholas Nathaniel Goodnews made First Class in Telecommunications and Network Engineering, and Public Relations respectively.
Both graduated from the University of Bedfordshire.
The Presidential adviser on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Program, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to human capital development in the Niger Delta.
Boroh further promised the program would foot the bills of the three first class students, if they’re willing to further their education.