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186 students Bag first class in university of ibadan 2015/16 convocation

The University of Ibadan held its 2015 / 2016 convocation ceremony on Monday with 186 students finishing in the first class category .
History was also made as Ozibo Ekele emerged the first student of the Department of History to bag a first class since the foundation of the institution .
Ekele graduated with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 6. 6 out of a maximum of 7 .0 .
Speaking at the ceremony , the Vice -Chancellor , Prof Idowu Olayinka , said that a total of 5 ,629 students from various programmes , including those from the Distance Learning Centre, were awarded first degree certificates at the ceremony .The VC said that 1 ,538 graduating students finished in the Second Class Upper division, while 3 ,133 finished in the Second Class Lower division. According to him , 434 students finished in the third class with 81 students finishing with pass .
Explaining why the university was unable to graduate final year students in the 2016 / 2017 academic year , Olayinka said that various strikes embarked upon by the teaching and non -teaching staff of universities across Nigeria had prevented the students from writing their final examinations early .
He said , “I am aware that there have been , of recent , strident public criticism of the large number of First Class graduates from our universities . I hasten to add that we are exceedingly proud of all Ibadan graduates . We see this phenomenon from the strategic point of view of input -process -output .
“In specific terms, the university has arguably the most competitive mechanism for undergraduate admission in the country . This has been attested to consistently by the Times Higher Education World University rankings in which UI is the only university in the country ranked among the topmost 801 -1 ,000 universities in the world .”
The overall best graduating student from the Faculty of Law , Tolulope Ogunmodede, who spoke on behalf of others , said that he relied on hard work and prayer to achieve the feat

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