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Over 200 students graduate with First Class Degrees from the University of Ibadan

In a statement released on the 26th of May by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, two-hundred and six (206) students out of a total of 2,589 graduating students have passed with a First Class degree in the 2017/2018 academic session.

He said: “The Faculty of Science led the pack with 46 of the candidates finishing with First Class, followed closely with the Faculty of Technology and the Faculty of Agriculture where 36 and 31 of the graduating students finished with First Class, respectively.”

“The number of first class from other Faculties include Arts (24), Pharmacy (21), Education (19), Law (8), Renewable Natural Resources (7), The Social Sciences (4), and Veterinary Medicine (2). There were 8 First Class graduates from the College of Medicine and 2 from the School of Economics,” he added.

Campus Reporter gathered that the Senate arm of the University of Ibadan, at its meeting held on Monday the 20th of May 2019 and Wednesday, 22 May 2019, considered the results of the Final Year and Non-Final Year Results for the 2017/2018 Session, respectively.

The VC, in his statement, acknowledged and praised the efforts of the graduating students because of the uniqueness of the result and also highlighting the success rate at the end of the 2017/2018 session as generally excellent.

He said: “We are delighted to report here that the performance of our students was outstanding. We have never had it so good in a very long while. As is to be expected we have never been so happy and we are very excited about this development.”

A graduating student from the Computer Science department, Ofure Mary Ebhomielen, finished with a perfect CGPA of 7.0 out of a maximum of 7.0.

While speaking on the academic performance of the freshmen, the Vice-Chancellor spoke on the importance of the Post-UTME exercise saying: “With the restoration of Post-UTME for the new intakes, we are optimistic about improved performance for the new students due to enrol at the beginning of the 2018/2019 session. We will work harder in the coming sessions to sustain this excellent performance.”

He disclosed that the school’s Senate arm noted, with satisfaction, that the significant improvement in performance was largely due to the restoration of POST-UTME for the candidates admitted during the 2017/2018 Session.

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