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BREAKING….UNILORIN produces 180 first class graduands, 10,742 others

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BREAKING....UNILORIN produces 180 first class graduands, 10,742 others

UNILORIN VC, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem

NO fewer than 180 first class graduands were produced by the University of Ilorin as 10,922 students graduated for 2019/2020 academic sessions, ROYAL NEWS reports.

UNILORIN’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Sulyman Age Abdulkareem, stated this on Monday during a press briefing making the beginning of the 36 hybrid convocation ceremonies.

The VC noted that out the graduands, 9,338 were First Degree/Diploma, while the remaining 1,584 graduated with Higher Degrees/Postgraduate Diploma.

The VC said that the University produced 180 First Class; 2,836 Second Class Upper Division, while 4,879 graduated with Second Class Lower Division. 1,110 have Third Class and 14 students graduated with Pass.

According to the VC, “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.


BREAKING....UNILORIN produces 180 first class graduands, 10,742 others

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

Speaking further, Age said that the University’s 4th Strategic Plan, which has been the major roadmap and visionary initiative of his administration, is aimed at propelling the University of Ilorin to an exceptionally high altitude of excellence.

He added that the goal that he has been vigorously pursuing in the last four years is enhancing the status and ranking of the University as an international center of excellence for learning, research, probity and service to humanity.

According to him, “I have been passionately driving this University on a course of becoming more reputable for research outputs that can change the world. With the Unilorin Team, we have been collectively and conscientiously transforming the University into an academic hub of discovery, learning and innovation.

‘We have, indeed, launched the University into the orbit or new era of excellence in university education in Nigeria. The evidence of the giant strides we have made in respect of all these goals is clear and unquestionable.

“Thus, despite its challenges, the 2019/2020 academic session was again an eventful and fulfilling year — in all ramifications of academic excellence. In this academic session, we consolidated on our past achievements and glories in research, teaching and community services while we solidly enhanced our commitment to stamp our name on global epitaph of academic excellence and reputation.

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