Over seven thousand students of the University of Ibadan graduated with first degree at its 2016/17 convocation and 70th Foundation Day anniversary at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Ibadan.
According to Daily Trust, a breakdown of the figures indicates that 201 finished with first class; 1,735 made second class upper; 4,363 made second class lower; 834 made third class; 69 made pass while 372 had unclassified degrees.
According to the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka said 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 stated
Clinton Uzochukwu finished as the best graduating student for both the Faculty of Arts and the Department of Classics.
Uzochukwu told Daily Trust that hard work and absolute trust in God made him achieve the feat. He said mapping out priorities enabled him to sustain his grades and consolidate despite several challenges.
The exceptionally brilliant Uzochukwu went away with over nine faculty and departmental awards.
The University of Ibadan was established in 1948 as the University College, Ibadan. The University attained its 70th year anniversary this November 2018.
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