Twenty-five out of the five hundred and ninety-three graduating students of the Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji Arakeji, in Osun state, have graduated with First Class Bachelor Degrees.
The Acting Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Theophilus Olowokure, made this known while addressing men of the press on Monday, ahead of the 9th convocation ceremony of the university.
According to Olowokure, a total of 608 students of the university would be conferred with various degrees and diplomas during the forthcoming convocation ceremony.
“A total of 593 graduated at the first degree level, among whom 25 have secured first class honors, 245 second class upper, 249 second class lower, 84 third class and just one student obtained ordinary pass degree. Five postgraduate diplomas and ten master degrees would also be conferred with honors.
“For the first degree, 37 of the graduating students come from the college of agricultural sciences, 84 from the college of environmental sciences, 140 from the college of humanities and social sciences, 181 from the college of management sciences and 114 from the college of natural sciences.
“It is significant that in this period, the college of law of the university is producing the first set of graduates. It is producing 37 graduates,” the Acting VC stated.
He also noted that 16 out of the 25 academic programs run by the university have been given full accreditation, while five have interim accreditation of the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) is a private Nigerian University located in Ikeji-Arakeji in Osun state, established by the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Worldwide.