UI is promoting national transformation in Nigeria – VC …produces 4,022 PG graduates

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
The Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Professor Idowu Olayinka on Wednesday said the Institution is promoting national transformation in Nigeria.
Professor Olayinka stated this while speaking at the continuation of the 2016 convocation ceremonies of the University during which 4,022 candidates bagged higher degrees and post graduate diplomas in various programmes held at the International Conference Centre.
The Vice Chancellor noted that in doing this, the University is committed to continuous development of teaching, learning and research programmes that would provide the required skills for internalizing the development process and to serve as catalyst for the political, social and economic development of the nation.
“At this juncture, I wish to reiterate that the vision of the University is tied to the pursuit of the national goals of development through knowledge creation and dissemination, with a view of promoting national transformation” he said.
Professor Olayinka added that “the realization of this vision is reflected in our commitment to the continuous development of teaching, learning and research programmes that would provide the required skills for internalizing the development process and to serve as catalyst for the political, social and economic development of the nation”.
Speaking further, Professor Olayinka disclosed that of the 12, 301 that applied for admission into the Postgraduate School during the 2015/2016 academic session, only 6, 520 qualified candidates were offered admission for various programmes
According to the Vice Chancellor, the high number of applicants into various programmes of the Institution “is an eloquent testimony to the fact that both the new and existing postgraduate programmes of the university are popular and acceptable”.
He however gave the breakdown of the graduands as 442 candidates in Ph.D, one candidate bagged M.D while 30 candidates completed their MPhil, MPH 93 candidates, 2,940 Academic Masters, 407 Professional Masters and 109 Postgraduate Diploma Degrees.
“A total of 4,022 candidates will be receiving their respective higher degrees and postgraduate diplomas.
A breakdown of the 4, 022 graduands includes: Ph.D 442, M.D 1, MPhil 30, MPH 93, Academic Masters 2,940, Professional Masters 407 and Postgraduate Diploma 109”

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