Not fewer than 21 students of the Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji Arakeji, Osun State, have finished with first-class out of the 430 students that will graduate from the university on Friday
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Kola Sonaike, disclosed this on Monday, while speaking on the forthcoming convocation of the school.
Giving the breakdown, the VC said a total of 395 students would be awarded first degree certificates which comprised 21 first-class honours, 181 second-class (upper division), 157 second-class (lower division) and 36 third-class.
Sonaike added that four students would bag postgraduate diplomas, while 31 others would receive masters’ degrees.
He said, “For first degrees, 83 of the graduating students come from the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, 24 from the College of Environmental Sciences, 95 from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, 70 from the College of Law and 123 from the College of Management Sciences.”
The Vice-Chancellor added that the best graduating student, Miss Esther Fashola, from the department of Mass Communication graduated with a 4.89 Cummulative Grade Point Average.
Prof. Sonaike noted that the institution had put all mechanisms in place to comply with the laid down COVID-19 guidelines during the forthcoming ceremony, saying the institution would control the crowd during the convocation ceremony.