The University of Ilorin has produced another round of 36 first class graduates in the 2011/2012 academic session.
During the same period, the university also turned out 871 graduates with second class upper division, 2, 297 made second class lower division, 1, 120 came out with third class division while 287 got ordinary passes.
A statement from the University’s deputy director of corporate affairs, Mr Kunle Akogun, puts the number of graduates for the 2011/2012 academic session at 4, 686.
Akogun explained that the above followed the release of the results of the 2011/2012 degree and diploma examinations held between June and July this year by the university’s authority. The results, which have been ratified by the university’s Senate show that a total of 5, 383 final year students were cleared for graduation. These include 4, 686 from the first degree cadre, 6, 709 from the Institute of Education and 18 from the Diploma programme.
A breakdown of the results further showed that the Faculty of Science with 11 first class materials has the highest number of high-flying graduands. Both Faculties of Agriculture and Business as well as Social Sciences produced seven first class graduands each. Six of the graduating students of the Faculty of Communication and Information Science got the first class honours while the Faculties of Education and Engineering produced two first class graduands each. Only one person from the Faculty of Arts came out with first class.
In his remark at the end of the Senate meeting, the outgoing vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede refuted rumours that the university was planning to have a special convocation to allow him preside over the ceremony before his exit on October 15.Declaring that there is no iota of truth in such insinuation, Prof. Oloyede restated that the convocation date remains October 23, as originally set out in the U university’s Calendar.
Oloyede said, “as a matter of tradition, the U university does not celebrate individuals but institutional achievements”, adding that whoever is the incumbent vice-chancellor, no matter how new he is on the seat would statutorily preside over the extant convocation.