About 241 students graduated from University of Ibadan in Nigeria (UI) with First Class honours.
The students stand out from the 7,430 others rolled out by the school at the 2019 Convocation ceremony which began on Tuesday.
The Foundation Day of the school will be Sunday where students who bag Ph.D will be rolled out.
Professor Olayinka, UI’s Vice Chancellor reveals on Tuesday that the Faculty of Science has the highest number of First Class at 46, followed by the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry with 38 and the Faculty of Technology with 27.
The breakdown of graduates for the 2017/2018 session shows 1,966 students had Second Class Upper (Division), 4,206, Second Class Lower (Division), 625 Third Class, 82 Pass and 310 unclassified.
The Vice Chancellor listed the seven faculties that produced the first batch of graduands/graduates to include Faculties of Arts, Science, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Dentistry, Public Health and Law, adding that 293 persons were also awarded diploma.
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A special recognition must be given to one of our students who finished with a perfect Cumulative Grade Point Average of 7.0.
Miss Ebhomielen Ofure Mary from the Department of Computer Science broke record by graduating with 7.0 CGPA.
In her brief remarks, she urged her fellow graduands to prove their worth anywhere they find themselves, saying the world owed them nothing.
Notwithstanding, female students who made First Class outnumbered their male counterpart, which is a yearly recurring decimal.
Nevertheless, “a further breakdown of the graduating list shows that 3.38 per cent and 27.61 per cent of our students finished with first class and second class upper (Division) honours, respectively.