Professor AbduGaniyu Ambali , the Vice- Chancellor , University of Ilorin, said on Friday that the institution had produced a total of 89 first class graduates for the 2016 /2017 academic session .
The Vice- Chancellor made this disclosure in Ilorin on the occasion of a handover and valedictory press conference , which signalled the commencement of the 33 rd convocation ceremonies of the university.
In his address entitled, ‘ You are great’ , the VC said that the university was thriving academically, going by the quality and quantity of research works embarked upon by lecturers .
He gave a breakdown of the graduating students thus : 89 First Class Division , 1 , 932 Second Class Upper Division and 3 , 727 Second Class Lower Division .
The VC also said that 1 , 309 of them graduated with Third Class Division , 117 with an ordinary pass while there was two aegrotat graduating students .
While handing over to Prof . Suleiman Abdulkareem , the 10 th Vice -Chancellor of the university, the outgoing VC said that the institution had recorded many successes since he took over its administration in the past five years .
According to Unilorin, the university is one of the most peaceful institutions in Nigeria with uninterrupted academic sessions since the past 17 years .
“ Since my inception as the VC , additional faculties were created from the existing 12 in 2012 to 15 presently , ” he said .
Ambali also stated that a total of 69 projects had been inaugurated in the past five years .
The highlight of the event was a book presentation in honour of the out -going VC , entitled: “The Ambali Years , ( A chronicle of the landmark achievement of Prof . AbdulGaniyu Ambali – 2012 – 2017 ).