The University of Ibadan graduated 5,598 students on Monday, with 117 of them leaving the school with first class degrees.

The first class graduates were students of the school’s Faculties of Arts, Agriculture and Forestry, Science, Social Sciences, Education, Basic Medical Sciences, Technology, Law, Clinical Sciences and Public Health.

This was revealed by the University’s vice-chancellor, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka at the 68th Foundation Day and Convocation 2016. The event held at the International Conference Centre, Ibadan.

13 out of the 117 First class graduands, were from the Faculty of Arts; 25 from the Faculty of Science, while one each emerged from the Faculties of Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences and Public Health.

Thirteen graduated with First Class Honours from the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, 12 from the Social Sciences, eight from the Faculty of Education, 17 from the Faculty of Technology and two from the Faculty of Law.

A further breakdown according to him, showed that 117 made First Class Honours, 1,407 made Second Class Honours (Upper Division), 3,020 made Second Class Honours ( (Lower Division), 666 made Third Class Honours, 74 made Passes and other 314 had Unclassified Degree. (What is an unclassified degree though?)

”As you leave Ibadan, I encourage you to take charge of your future. I know that with your intelligence, inspiration and ambition, you have what it takes to make your future a huge success,” the vice-chancellor said to the graduating students.

”Our alumni and alumnae can be found holding top positions in every imaginable field.

“It is a great honour and privilege for you to join this prestigious hall of fame that includes a Nobel Laureate in Literature, business icons, enterpreneurs, countless technocrats, bureaucrats, including politicians.

“I also admonished you to always remember that, ‘If it is from UI, it must be of outstanding quality’. The joy of today will last forever”, he said.

Congratulations to all the graduands!