UI to produce 206 first-class graduates

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Idowu Olayinka, UI Vice Chancellor
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The University of Ibadan (UI) would be producing 206 first-class graduates in the 2017/2018 academic session.

This is according to the university’s Vice-Chancellor in a statement on Sunday, 26th May titled “2017/2018 Sessional Examination Results at the University of Ibadan: We are back to our winning ways.”

A copy of it made available to EduCeleb.com revealed that the Senate of the University of Ibadan at its meeting held on Monday, 20th May 2019 and Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, considered the results of the Final Year and Non-Final Year Results for the 2017/2018 Session, respectively.

“We are delighted to report here that the performance of our students was outstanding,” the Vice-Chancellor wrote. “In particular, a total of 206 of our Final Year students earned a First Class Honours degree. This represents 8% of the total 2,589 graduating students.”

The Geology professor who expressed excitement over the development stated that the school had “never had it so good in a very long while.”

He acknowledged the support of “all the hardworking staff and students, without whose efforts this would not have been possible.”

Number of graduating first-class students

A breakdown of the number of first-class students graduating later in November this year showed that the Faculty of Science led the pack with 46 of the candidates finishing with the top class.

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It is followed closely with the Faculty of Technology and the Faculty of Agriculture where 36 and 31 of the graduating students finished with First Class, respectively.

The number of first class from other Faculties includes 24 in Arts, 21 in Pharmacy, 19 Education, and 8 in Law.

The Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources produced 7, the Social Sciences had 4, and Veterinary Medicine had 2.

There were 8 First Class graduates from the College of Medicine and 2 from the School of Economics.

A graduating student of Computer Science, Ofure Mary Ebhomielen, finished with a perfect CGPA of 7.0 out of a maximum of 7.0.

Excellent success rate for 100 level students

The Vice-Chancellor described the success rate at the end of the 2017/2018 session as generally excellent for students in the 100 level.

He said the rates ranged from 90.5% in the Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources to 100% in the School of Economics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Medicine.

Success rate of 100 level students in the 2017/2018 session at the University of Ibadan

He attributed this feat to the restoration of the Post-UTME for the new intakes while expressing optimism of an improved performance for the new students due to enroll at the beginning of the 2018/2019 session.

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“We will work harder in the coming sessions to sustain this excellent performance,” he added.

Reduced withdrawal rate

EduCeleb.com recalls that during the 2016/2017, Olayinka had lamented how the abysmal performance of students led to very high withdrawal of first year students. But data from the current session showed that things have now improved.

From the 10.9% recorded in the 2016/2017 session, withdrawal rate had dropped to 1.9% for the 2017/2018 Session.

In the previous session, 328 students were then advised to withdraw from the University but this had now dropped to 59 for the current session.

100 level students of the University of Ibadan advised to withdraw after the 2017/2018 session

Olayinka said students could now apply for and collect their academic transcripts as soon as possible.

The university’s head congratulated those that performed excellently in their examinations, while urging others to “avail themselves of the services available at the Career Development and Counselling Centre.”

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