Babcock Varsity Produces 52 First Class Graduates


No fewer than 52 students graduated from Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State with First Class honours on Sunday.

Relatively, 1,059 made Second Class Upper Division, while 248 made Second Class Lower, a result the school has termed an impressive one.

While speaking at the graduation ceremony, the institution’s President/Vice Chancellor, Prof. James Makinde, said 1,359 graduates were awarded degrees and diploma, cutting across the nine faculties of the university. Twenty graduated with Postgraduate Diplomas, 71 with Masters and 41, Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D.

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He said, “1,359 graduands will be awarded degrees and diplomas in Basic Applied Sciences, Public and Allied Health, Education and Humanities, Babcock Business School, Law and Security Studies, Computing and Engineering Sciences, Nursing Sciences, Agriculture and Industrial Technology, and the Benjamin S. Carson School of Medicine, in its Biochemistry programme.”

Makinde who studied in Soviet Union announced that no 3rd class or pass was recorded, adding that “the university is commitment to producing functional employable graduates with entrepreneurship skills.”

But the school’s claim has been greeted with criticisms on social media. Steven Adeleke, an undergraduate, said the rate at which private universities turn out first class graduates every year is questionable. “I am very sure that if many of these students go to public university, they will struggle to make just second class lower. Many of these private schools are for profit making, once you pay your school fees, the rest is settled.’’

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