A total of 67 graduating students of the University of Ilorin have bagged first class degrees.
The graduation of 8,038 students from the various faculties of the institution will come up on Friday and Saturday in Ilorin, Kwara State.
This is even as 103,238 applicants jostled for just 10 per cent available admission spaces in the 2016/2017 academic session.
Addressing a pre-convocation press conference yesterday, the vice chancellor of the university, Professor AbdulGaniyu Ambali said the graduating students “comprise 1,903 post graduates,6069 under graduates of first degree and 66 diploma graduates.
“Of our 6,069 first degree graduands 67 of them made the first class grade and 1,505 made second class upper division grade. Additionally, we have 3,200 second class lower division,1,124 third Class division and 70 pass.Those who had pass were 82 last year. The MB:BS graduands during the session are 103”.
Ambali expressed delight that the university under his watch in the last four years has recorded giant strides in academic excellence which according to him, have made the institution number one choice for admission seekers.
He warned those seeking admission into the university to be wary of swindlers as the university does not offer fake admission.
Ambali said the university recently “showed some staff the way out for conniving” with some people to offer fake admission to students while “the affected students were asked to step aside”.
He said the university will commission 19 projects during the convocation.