The convocation ceremony at the University of Ibadan (UI) which took place this Monday, November 17 saw 222 students graduating with first class Degrees from the Prestigious Institution.
The convocation had seen 7,786 graduating students receive their first degree certificates.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Isaac Adewole during his address said that due to strike action embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in 2013, the convocation ceremony could not hold.
The VC explained that 1,885 students graduated with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) and 4,147 graduating students made Second Class Honours (Lower Division) while 786 and 223 made Third Class Honours and Pass respectively.
The university also had 5, 959 graduands higher certificates from 13 Faculties and Centres. The figure comprised 46 M.Phil, 123 Masters in Public Health; 4, 467 Academic Master’s; 1, 313 Professional Master’s and 153 Postgraduate Diplomas.
Not to forget, Also 329 graduands from the College of Medicine and 237 graduands from the Faculties of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy participated in the convocation with 614 Doctor of Philosophy graudates, which includes one Doctor of Medicine degrees, spread over 12 Faculties, two Institutes and one Centre.
The ro Chancellor and Chairman of Council, General Adeyinka Adebayo, CFR, (rtd) said: “UI is unarguably the largest producer of postgraduates in Nigeria”.
University of Ibadan(UI) is the oldest and one of the most prestigious Nigerian universities, its alumni include Chinua Achebe, J.P Clark, Kayode fayemi and Wole Soyinka.