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University of Ibadan Graduates 7,577, Records 201 As First Class


The Oasis Reporters

November 16, 2018

In a convocation week designed to host Faculty after Faculty for six days, University of Ibadan in Nigeria’s South West region announces the graduation of
7,577 students with first degrees at its 2016/2017 Convocation and 70th Foundation Day anniversary holding at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Ibadan.

A breakdown of the figure indicates that 201 finished with First Class; 1, 735 made Second Class (Upper Division); 4,363, Second Class (Lower Division); 834, Third Class; 69, Pass; while 372 had Unclassified degrees.

Of the First Class graduates, faculties of Science and Technology tied with 37 each; Law, 21; Art, 19; Agriculture, 8; Education, 7; Social Sciences, 1; School of Medicine, 4; Distance Learning Centre, 34; while affiliated Institutions accounted for 33.
The graduating magna cum laude is Miss Marian Obuseh, from the Industrial and Production Engineering department of the Faculty of Technology. The Oasis Reporters featured her exceptional story in April 2018. She’s the University Valedictorian for the graduating set.

Vice Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka, who disclosed this in his Convocation Address, said the 7, 577 graduates completed their first degrees and diplomas at the various faculties of the university, including the Distance Learning Centre and Affiliated Institutions.

“A total of 7, 577 candidates are graduating with their first degrees from various faculties.

“It is therefore, with pleasure that I report that these graduates, who are being awarded the various diplomas, certificates and degrees of this university, have kept to the oath to which they subscribed at matriculation.

“My special appeal to you is to be good ambassadors of this university wherever you find yourselves. God will continue to be with you in all your future endeavours” Olayinka charged.

University of Ibadan (UI) was established in 1948 as the University College Ibadan, the premier university in Nigeria and it attained its 70th year anniversary in November, 2018.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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