UI graduates 5,598 including 117 with First Class – VC


By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Professor Idowu Abel Olayinka on Monday said 117 students are graduating with First Class Honours from the University this year
Professor Olayinka stated this while addressing the Institutions congregation at the International Conference Centre of the University.
According to the Vice Chancellor,the institution has graduated 5,598 candidates from four Faculties, as well as its Distance Learning Centre.
He declared that of the total graduands, 1,407 came out with Second Class Honours (Upper Division), 3,020 Second Class Honours ( (Lower Division), 666 Third Class Honours, 74 Passes and 314 Unclassified Degree .
Professor Olayinka added that 13 out of the 117 First class graduands, were from the Faculty of Arts; 25 from the Faculty of Science, while one each emerged from the Faculties of Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences and Public Health, 13 graduated with First Class Honours from the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, 12 from the Social Sciences, 8 from the Faculty of Education, 17 from the Faculty of Technology and 2 from the Faculty of
‎He however advised the graduands to be good ambassadors of the University, saying, “as you leave Ibadan, I encourage you to take charge of your future”.
“I know that with your intelligence, inspiration and ambition, you have what it takes to make your future a huge success. Our alumni and alumnae can be found holding top positions in every imaginable field. It is a great honour and privilege for you to join this prestigious hall of fame that includes a Nobel Laureate in Literature, business icons, enterpreneurs, countless technocrats, bureaucrats, politicians, recipients of the Nigerian National Order of Merit, Fellows of the various learned Academies, etc. Always remember that, ‘If it is from Ibadan, it must be of outstanding quality’. The joy of today will last forever”, he said.


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