UNILORIN Produces 450 First Class Graduates

The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) has produced a total of 450 First Class graduates in its combined 37th and 38th convocation of the institution scheduled to hold between Friday, October 20 and Monday, October 23.

Also, 25,234 students would graduate during the combined convocation ceremonies.

Addressing journalists in Ilorin on Wednesday at an event to commence the convocation activities, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Wahab Egbewole (SAN), appreciated personnel of the Student Affairs Unit of the university, “who within a few days had assiduously worked with the NYSC to mobilize 8,290 of the 9,684 graduands of the just concluded 20212022 academic session for the next batch of national service.

“In the first degree/diploma category of the 37th convocation ceremonies of year 2020/2021 academic session, we have 211 First Class, 4,143-second class(Upper Division), 6,570 second class(Lower Division), 1,742 third class and 30 Pass.

“The 37th convocation ceremonies also include 151 MBBS graduands, 73 Nursing graduands, 18 Optometry graduands, 43 Veterinary Medicine and 12 graduands with Distinction and 27 graduands with Pass in Pharmacy.

“In summary, the university will be graduating 13,020 for first degrees/diplomas. The total number of Higher degrees to be awarded at the 37th convocation is 1,457. Out of this figure, there are 75 Postgraduate diplomas, 976 Masters from various faculties, 88 MBA/MPA/MILR/MGIS/MPH/MHPMs and 13 PhDs.”

The VC also added: “For the students graduating in the 38th convocation of 2021/2022 academic session, in the first degree/diplomas category, we have 239 First Class, 3,406 Second Class(Upper Division), 4,691 Second Class (Lower Division), 961 Third Class and 21 Pass.

“The 38th convocation ceremonies also include 160 MBBS graduands, 87 Nursing graduands, 15 Optometry, 35 Veterinary Medicine graduands and 26 graduands with Distinction and 43 graduands with Pass in Pharmacy.

“Thus, we have 9,684 graduands in the First Degrees/Diplomas category. Furthermore, the total number of Higher Degrees to be awarded at the 38th convocation ceremonies is 1,073 and out of this figure, there are 60 Postgraduate diplomas, 605 Masters from various faculties, 211 MBA/MPA/MILR/MGIS/MPH/MHPMs and 197 PhDs”.

On his achievement so far, the Vice-Chancellor said that the present administration in the institution had put up various infrastructure capable of boosting the academic excellence of the students and growth of the university community in the last one year.

“The past year has been with its challenges especially the multiplier effects of the fuel subsidy removal which has tested our economic resilience and prudence”, he concluded.