A total of 109 students will be bagging first-class honors as Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU will be graduating a total of 7,634 students during the 45th Convocation Ceremony.
Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, the University’s Vice-Chancellor disclosed this while addressing newsmen on Thursday.
According to Prof Eyitope, two distinguished Nigerians- Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi, and the business mogul and founder of Elizade University, Ilara Mokin, Ondo State, Michael Ade-Ojo, will receive honorary degrees during the ceremonies.
Breaking down the awards, the VC further said: “For the Second Class (Honours) Upper Division, we have a total of 1,681, while Second Class (Honours) Lower Division has a total of 2,707. 690 graduands fall under the Third Class (Honours) category and 70 would graduate with Pass. This brings the total number of our First Degree graduands to 5,257,”
Prof. Ogunbodede also revealed that for the unclassified bachelor degrees there are those who passed with Honours, saying faculties of clinical sciences and dentistry produced six and one candidates respectively in that category.
“Those who pass with distinction are from Basic Medical Sciences which has three while 35 are from Pharmacy. Those who pass with credit are 188 from Basic Medical Sciences while 352 have pass grades. In the unclassified category, we have a total number of 582 graduands,” the VC added.
Speaking on postgraduate graduating students, the VC said that a total of 1,637 candidates will bag postgraduate diploma, Professional Masters, Masters with research thesis, Masters of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy certificates
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