The University of Ilorin is turning out 48 First Class graduands during this year’s Convocation Ceremonies taking place between Monday, October 20 and Thursday, October 23, 2014. This shows a slight increase over the 41 produced last year.

A total of 6,329 graduands will be receiving the first and postgraduate degrees as well as Diplomas in various disciplines at the convocation, which is the 30th in the series. Of these, 5,421 will be getting their first degrees while 18 will receive Diplomas. To convoke also are 642 Masters Degree,106 Ph.D. and 142 postgraduate Diploma graduands.

Meanwhile, a total of 6,329 graduands will be receiving the first and postgraduate degrees as well as Diplomas in various disciplines at this year’s convocation ceremonies. Of these, 5,421 will be getting their first degrees, 18 will receive Diplomas, 642 are Masters Degree graduands, 106 Ph. Ds and 142 postgraduate Diplomas.

Forty-eight of the 5421 first degree graduands are passing out with the First Class honours degree while a total of 1,190 are graduating with the Second Class Upper degree; 2,814 graduands will be awarded the Second Class Lower degree. A total of 1,068 will bag the Third Class degree while 84 will get the Pass grade.

A further breakdown of the performance of the graduands shows that 12 of the First Class graduates are from the Faculty of Engineering; 11 are from the Faculty of Physical Sciences; nine from the Faculty of Life Sciences; six from the Faculty of Agriculture and five from the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences. The Faculty of Management Sciences produced two First Class graduates this year while the Faculties of Arts, Basic Medical Sciences and Education produced one First Class graduate each.

The Faculty of Education is producing the highest number of graduating students this year with a total of 1,640, followed by the Faculty of Physical Sciences (694), the Faculty of Arts (627), the Faculty of Life Sciences (491), the Faculty of Social Sciences (431) and the Faculty of Engineering and Technology (299).

Others are: the Faculty of Management Sciences (254), the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences (238), the Faculty of Agriculture (224), the Faculty of Clinical Sciences (217), the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences (168), and the Faculty of Law (156).

In the postgraduate category, the Faculty of Management Sciences will issue 147 higher degrees, made up of 66 Postgraduate Diplomas, 77 Masters degrees and four Ph. Ds. This is followed by the Faculty of Physical Sciences with 145 higher degrees, consisting 18 Postgraduate Diplomas, 104 Masters Degrees and 23 Ph. Ds. The Faculty of Arts is issuing 122 higher degrees, made up of 102 Masters Degrees and 20 Ph. Ds while the Faculty of Education will present 121 graduands for higher degrees.

Others are: the Faculty of Life Sciences, 89 higher degrees; the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, 70; the Faculties of Agriculture and Law, 50 each; the Faculty of Social Sciences, 42; the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, 31; and the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, 23.

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