No fewer than 53 students of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, graduated with first class out of the 5,145 graduating students from the school.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, disclosed this while speaking with journalists about the forthcoming 10th and 11th convocation of the university.
Giving the breakdown of the number of the graduates, Ige said, “In the aggregate, we are presenting 5,145 graduands at this 10th and 11th Convocation, with the Faculty of Education having 1,415, followed by Faculty of Science is 924; Faculty of Social and Management Sciences is 1061, Faculty of Agriculture is 156, Faculty of Arts is 748, Faculty of Law is 181, Institute of Education is 307, Institute of Part-Time Programmes is 231, and Diploma is 13. There are 356 graduands receiving postgraduate degrees, 25 of whom are in the Ph.D. category, the highest in the history of this university.
“Of these 5,145, a total of 53 students made first class, 1,511 earned second class (upper division), 2861 bagged second class (lower division), 667 had third class, while 40, are in the pass category.”
According to the VC, the university had rejigged all of its academic programmes, making them more relevant and valuable. He also said many of the programmes of the institution had been accredited by the National Universities Commission.