A total of 8,451 students have graduated in the 2018/2019 academic session of the University of Ibadan.

Out of the figure, 265 students graduated with first-class honours while 2,160 graduated with second class honours in the upper-division.

4,670 bagged second class lower while 1,069 had third class and pass.

Addressing the graduands, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Professor Kayode Adebowale said the graduating students had demonstrated diligence in the course of their studies at the university.

Professor Adebowale who urged the students to be good ambassadors of the institution encouraged the students to contribute to the socio-economic development of the society.

The Vice-Chancellor added that the convocation held for first-class students on behalf of other graduating students was meant to curtail the spread of Covid-19.

The event held at the International Conference Centre saw the first class students dressed in academic gowns while each of them was made to receive a special congratulatory greeting from the Vice-Chancellor.

Our correspondent observed that each of the faculty best graduating students took a photograph with the Vice-Chancellor.

The convocation continues on Tuesday with the convocation of masters students.

Rotimi Famakin


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