A total of 180 graduates of the University of Ilorin have bagged first class.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sulyman Age disclosed this Monday while briefing newsmen on the university’s 36th convocation ceremony in Ilorin.
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According to him, “It is gratifying to declare here now that we shall be convoking a total of 10,922 students during the 36th Convocation Ceremony.
“Out of this figure, 9,338 are first degree/diplomas graduates while the remaining 1,584 are graduating with higher degrees/postgraduate diplomas.
“In the first degree/diploma category, we have 180 first class, 2,836 second class upper division, 4,879 second class lower division, 1,110 third class and 14 pass.
“We also have 140 MBBS graduates, 46 graduates in Nursing, 5 graduates with distinction and 16 with pass in Optometry, 6 graduates with distinction and 49 with pass in Pharmacy while we have 37 graduates in Veterinary Medicine”, he added.
“For emphasis, the total number of higher degrees to be awarded at this occasion is 1,584. This figure comprises 142 postgraduate diplomas, 1142 masters from various faculties, 113 MBA/MPA/MILR/MGIS/MPH/MHPM and 187 PhDs.”