By Babajide Okeowo
A total of 992 graduands are set to graduate during the combined 8th and 9th convocation ceremonies of Oduduwa University Ipetumodu, Ile-Ife on Friday.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Segun Aribisala, announced this at a news conference in the institution on Thursday.
“The combination of the two sets as you may have guessed was conditioned by the COVID-19 pandemic which affected all aspects of life and the global economy in 2020.
“Thereby preventing many Institutions, including ours, from holding the yearly convocation ceremonies,” the vice-chancellor said.
He disclosed that for the graduating set of 2020, 10 came out with First Class, 100 came out with Second Class Upper, 251 came out with Second Class Lower and a total of 25 graduands fell into Third Class category.
The vice-chancellor stated further that for the 2021 graduating set; 28 came out with First Class, 281 came out with Second Class Upper while 266 came out with Second Class Lower and 31 came out Third Class category.
According to him, the best graduating student for the 2020 set is Adamu Yusuf from the Department of Computer Science with CGPA of 4.97.
Aribisala added that the best graduating student for 2021 set was Akinola Abimbola Oluwadoyinsola from the Department of Microbiology, with CGPA of 4.89.
Aribisala attributed the success so far recorded by the institution to the Almighty God and the sole financier of the institution, Dr. Rahman Adegoke Adedoyin, Chancellor of the University.
The ceremonies, comprising award of postgraduate degrees, first degrees, conferment of honorary degree and presentation of prizes, would hold at the Senate Building of the institution.