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201 bag first class honours at UI

A total of 7,577 students have graduated with first degrees from the University of Ibadan during the school’s 2016/2017 a week-long Convocation and 70th Foundation Day anniversary ceremonies.

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.

Vice Chancellor Idowu Olayinka who disclosed the information in his convocation address at the International Conference Centre, Ibadan on Thursday, 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.

He said: “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.”

One of the graduates, Clinton Uzochukwu, who finished as the Best Graduating Student for both the Faculty of Arts and the Department of Classics, stressed that hard work and absolute trust in God made him achieve the feat.

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