10,922 graduate at UNILORIN, 180 in First Class



The University of Ilorin would send forth to the world 10,992 graduates at its 2019/2020 convocation on 23 October.

Professor Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, the Vice-Chancellor made the announcement on Monday while briefing journalists on activities of the 36th convocation.

“Out of this 10,922, 9,338 are First Degree/Diplomas graduands while the remaining 1,584 are graduating with Higher Degrees/Postgraduate Diplomas.

“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.

“Furthermore, 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.

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“The 2019/2020 session was also special because we had 2,766 students from our affiliated institutions that completed their programmes.

“They will be awarded Postgraduate Diplomas after going through our rigorous and high standard of academic excellence as well as our stringent quality control mechanisms.

“Another 84 students from institutions affiliated with us are also being awarded Diploma degrees in various disciplines.”

He said the university is almost concluding plan to construct Unilorin small hydropower plant.

According to him, the small earth dam would generate power that can be used by the university community and those close to it.

Professor Abdulkareem also said that the university has started a mega poultry farm through a special intervention from the Central Bank of Nigeria.

“With its bright prospects, the farm is also going to be a great source of internally generated revenue for us and a training centre for the staff and students.

The University had announced that attendance at the main convocation event on October 23, would be restricted to only graduands with 1st Class Degrees, Prize winners and Doctoral Awardees.

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