Ten students of the University of Ibadan graduated with First Class honours, at the institution’s special convocation held last week.
Campus Insight gathered that this year’s three-day special convocation was an extension of the inconclusive 51st convocation which took place in November last year.
The UI Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olufemi Bamiro attributed the feat to the improved teaching and learning conditions.
About 1,503 first batch of graduands turned out by the university during its three-day special convocation which started last Monday, 532 students drawn from the Faculty of Arts, Science, Basic Medical and Chemical Sciences, Law, Dentistry, Technology and Pharmacy also made Second Class Upper Division.
Prof. Bamiro, regretted that the prolonged cases of industrial action in the nation’s tertiary institutions, saying that it had negatively impacted on the psyche of students.
The VC, also appealed to stakeholders in the sector to henceforth adopt a more rational approach to all industrial related problems.
“There is no gainsaying the fact that the series of local and national strikes in the university system must have been impacting negatively on the psyche of our students”, he said.
He further hinted that the University Senate has approved the establishment of a Department of Music in the Faculty of Arts and a Multi-Faculty Yoruba Language Centre for research and training.
He explained that the establishment of the departments were in collaboration with the America Council for International Education, adding that the university would soon apply to the National Universities Commission (NUC) for necessary approval of the departments.
Earlier, he has urged the graduands to see the university certificate as a springboard and a call to greater challenges and aspirations.