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Convocation: Unilorin graduates 450 students with 1st class

Prof. Wahab Egbewole, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin (Unilorin), says 450 students bagged first class out of 25,234 graduating in the combined 37th and 38th convocation ceremony of the institution.

Egbewole disclosed this on Wednesday in Ilorin at a news conference to mark the beginning of the 37th and 38th combined convocation ceremony of the university.

He said that the institution would be convoking a total number of 25,234 students during the combined ceremony.

“We have 14,477 students for the 37th convocation ceremony in the 2020/2021 Academic session that will be convoking.

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“On the other hand, we shall be graduating 10,757 students for the 38th convocation ceremony who are for the 2021/2022 Academic session,” he said.

The vice-chancellor explained that there were 211 First Class and 4,143 Second Class Upper Division in the 37th convocation ceremony.

He added that in the 38th convocation, 239 bagged First Class while 3,406 were with Second Class Upper Division.

Similarly, Egbewole stated that President Bola Tinubu would inaugurate not less than 15 completed projects at the combined convocation ceremony.

He listed the Faculty of Clinical Science building, Advancement Centre building, Department of Anatomy building, and Extension of Students Affairs Office as some of the projects slated for inauguration.

Others were the Department of Chemical Engineering building, Faculty of Engineering 400 square capacity studio, and Asphalt laid on the existing road from the university gate to the Senate building, among others.

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Egebwole said the institution was renowned for its reputation for academic prowess and its integrity remained intact.

He said that the vision of Unilorin was to be reckoned as a 21st-century university and the best in Africa through well-planned and coordinated strategies.

“” By this, the university will be the industry leader in Nigeria, the best or one of the topmost 10 in Africa, and one of the best 500 in the world,” he stated.

Egbewole pledged management resolve to continue to foster an atmosphere that nurtures creativity, critical thinking, and a deep sense of social responsibility.

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The vice-chancellor assured that the large landmass of the institution would be utilized as the university is talking with the Oriental Energy Farms for a large commercial agriculture.

He however noted the issue of land encroachment and assured that the university would commence perimeter fencing of the institution for security purposes. (NAN)


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