FOR the very first time in 69 years, the University of Ibadan produces its first graduate with a First Class honours degree in History.
Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Idowu Olayinka, said Ozibo Ekele of the Department of History was one of the 186 students who earned First Class degrees at the 2015/2016 convocation ceremonies, which began on Monday.
Olayinka said 5,629 students graduated in various academic programmes from 12 faculties, including the Distance Learning Centre at the convocation.
According to him, 186 passed with First Class honours, 1,538 finished with Second Class Upper, while 3,133 finished with Second Class Lower.
Similarly, 434 students finished with Third Class, while 81 others graduated with Pass degrees.
He remarked that the students would have graduated a long time ago but for the strike embarked upon by the academic and non-academic staff unions.
According to him, the breakdown of the graduating list showed that 3.5 percent and 28.6 per cent finished with First Class and Second Class (Upper) honours, respectively.
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