Convocation: 450 students graduate with 1st class in UNILORIN

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During the joint 37th and 38th convocation ceremony of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Wahab Egbewole, the Vice-Chancellor, revealed impressive academic achievements. Out of a total of 25,234 graduating students, 450 distinguished themselves by achieving first-class honors. This remarkable accomplishment showcased the academic excellence and dedication of the graduates.

According to Prof. Egbewole, the 37th convocation ceremony featured 14,477 graduates from the 2020/2021 academic session, including 211 students with first-class honors and 4,143 students with second-class upper division honors.

In the 38th convocation ceremony for the 2021/2022 academic session, 10,757 graduates were honored, among whom 239 students received first-class honors and 3,406 students achieved second-class upper division honors.

Additionally, the convocation ceremony was marked by significant inaugurations. President Bola Tinubu presided over the inauguration of 15 completed projects at the University of Ilorin. These projects included vital infrastructures like the Faculty of Clinical Science building, Advancement Centre building, Department of Anatomy building, and the Extension of Students Affairs Office.

The university also celebrated developments in its engineering and transportation sectors, with the completion of projects such as the Department of Chemical Engineering building, Faculty of Engineering 400 square capacity studio, and the laying of asphalt on the existing road from the university gate to the Senate building.

In his address, Prof. Egbewole reaffirmed the university’s commitment to academic excellence and social responsibility. He emphasized the institution’s vision to be recognized as a 21st-century university and as one of the best in Africa, with strategic planning and coordinated efforts aimed at achieving this goal.

The university also plans to utilize its vast landmass for commercial agriculture in collaboration with Oriental Energy Farms, while addressing concerns related to land encroachment through perimeter fencing for enhanced security measures.

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