University of Ibadan Graduates 53 First Class Students

Out of 2,362 students who got their first degree certificates during the convocation ceremony of the University of Ibadan (UI) 53 students graduated with first class degrees from the institution’s Faculties of Arts, Science, Clinical Science and Public Health.

The Acting. Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Emilolorun Ayelari disclosed that Fourteen of the 53 first class graduates were of the Faculty of Arts, 32 from Faculty of Science, one each from Clinical Science, Public Health, Distance Learning and four from affiliate institutions.
Mr. Ayelari said 494 had Second Class (Upper Division), 822 secured Second Class (Lower Division), 185 had Third Class, 40 in the Pass category, 177 from unclassified degrees and 48 diplomas.

 Mr. Ayelari urged the graduands to be good ambassadors of the institution wherever they find themselves.
He said the 53 first class graduates had become UI scholars, adding that the university would bear the cost of their studies up till their doctorate (PhD) degrees.
“All the challenges we faced have shaped us into intellectuals that we are today,’’ she said.
Ms. Daodu, who secured the highest number of awards at the ceremony, urged the students of the institution to be fully prepared for the task.

Responding on behalf of the graduands, Ejemenare Daodu, from the Faculty of Clinical Sciences, said they had come a long way but thanked God that they had succeeded.
“It was not all rosy. We experienced many challenges. There were times for laughter and times of despair.

She called on the management of the institution to embrace the digital world that is growing fast.
“What I mean is an educational system devoid of incessant industrial strikes’’, she said.
Hazeem Gbolarumi, a former Deputy Governor of Oyo State, who graduated from the Faculty of Law, said he was glad he succeeded, despite his responsibilities.

“I look forward to a day when Nigerian students will on admission know the date they would graduate.

Mr. Ayelari presented the incoming Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, to the audience.
He would assume duties on Dec. 1. (NAN)

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