Not less than 180 graduating students made first class out of 10,992 of the 2020/21 Session of the University of Ilorin.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem Age disclosed this today, October 18, 2021 during the press ahead of the 36th Convocation ceremony of the Institution at the University’s auditorium.
The VC added that out of the above figure, 9,338 are First Degree/Diplomas graduands while the remaining 1,584 are graduating with Postgraduate Diplomas/ Higher Degrees.
“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 MB;BS graduands, 46 graduands in Nursing, 5 graduands with Distinction and 16 with Pass in Optometry, 6 graduands with Distinction and 49 with Pass in Pharmacy while we have 37 graduands in Veterinary Medicine.
He further said, a total of 20 graduands are obtaining Diploma from the Institute of Education. 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.
According to the Vice Chancellor, “The 2019/2020 session was also special because we had 2,766 students from our affiliated institutions that completed their programmes and will be awarded Postgraduate Diplomas after going through our rigorous and high standard of academic excellence as well as our stringent quality control mechanisms.
Prof Abdulkareem added that “Another 84 students from institutions affiliated with us are also being awarded Diploma degrees in various disciplines”