One hundred and seventeen students graduated with first class degrees from the University of Ibadan (UI) out of 5,598 graduands in Ibadan on Monday.
The first class graduates emerged from the institution’s Faculties of Arts, Agriculture and Forestry, Science, Social Sciences, Education, Basic Medical Sciences, Technology, Law, Clinical Sciences and Public Health.
Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, the Vice-Chancellor of the university disclosed this at the 68th Foundation Day and Convocation 2016 held at the International Conference Centre in Ibadan.
Breaking it down, Olayinka said 13 out of the 117 First class graduands, were from the Faculty of Arts; 25 from the Faculty of Science, while one each emerged from the Faculties of Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences and Public Health.
Thirteen graduated with First Class Honours from the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, 12 from the Social Sciences, eight from the Faculty of Education, 17 from the Faculty of Technology and two from the Faculty of Law.
A further breakdown according to him, showed that 117 made First Class Honours, 1,407 made Second Class Honours (Upper Division), 3,020 made Second Class Honours ( (Lower Division), 666 made Third Class Honours, 74 made Passes and other 314 had Unclassified Degree.
The VC appealed to the graduands to be good ambassadors of the University wherever they may find themselves.
”As you leave Ibadan, I encourage you to take charge of your future. I know that with your intelligence, inspiration and ambition, you have what it takes to make your future a huge success.
”Our alumni and alumnae can be found holding top positions in every imaginable field.
“It is a great honour and privilege for you to join this prestigious hall of fame that includes a Nobel Laureate in Literature, business icons, enterpreneurs, countless technocrats, bureaucrats, including politicians.