AbduGaniyu Ambali, the outgoing vice-chancellor, University of Ilorin, said on Friday that the institution had produced a total of 89 first class graduates for the 2016/2017 academic session.


Ambali made this disclosure in Ilorin during the handing over and valedictory press conference which signaled the commencement of the 33rd convocation ceremony of the university.

In his address entitled ‘You are great’, the VC said the university was thriving academically, going by the quality and quantity of research works embarked upon by lecturers.

He gave a breakdown of the graduating students as thus: 89 first class division, 1,932 second class upper division and 3,727 second class lower division.


The VC also said 1,309 of them graduated with third class division, 117 with ordinary pass while there were two aegrotat graduating students.

While handing over to Suleiman Abdulkareem, the 10th vice-chancellor of the university, the outgoing VC said the institution had recorded many successes since he took over its administration in the past five years.

According to Ambali, the university is one of the most peaceful institutions in Nigeria with uninterrupted academic sessions since the past 17 years.


“Since my inception as the VC, additional faculties were created from the existing 12 in 2012 to 15 presently,” he said.

Ambali also said a total of 69 projects had been inaugurated in the past five years.

The highlight of the event was a book presentation in honour of the outgoing VC, entitled: ‘The Ambali Years, (A chronicle of the landmark achievement of Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali-2012-2017)’.


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