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Walter 2 Deliver Convocation Lecture As Unilorin Produces 41 1stClassGraduates by Nobody: 6:37pm On Oct 07, 2013
The University of Ilorin will, on Monday, October 21, 2013, play host to the former US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Walter C. Carrington, who is billed to deliver the flagship lecture at the University's 29th Founder's Day and Convocation ceremonies.

Mr. Carrington, who was the chief representative of the US President in Nigeria between 1993 and 1997, will speak on the topic ‘On the Dawn of Nigeria's Second Century: Challenges of a New Generation’.

The former envoy, who is married to a Nigerian, is renowned for his power of oratory and his views are well respected in the pro-democracy and civil rights circles in the country.  

The Convocation Lecture, a major highlight of the annual convocation ceremonies of the University, provides a platform for accomplished personalities  in the academia, the polity and diplomatic circles as well as respected statesmen to discuss current and pertinent national and international issues with a view to proffering robust and informed opinions to steer public discourse for the benefits of humanity.

Other activities lined up for the 29th Convocation Ceremonies, according to a statement by the Registrar, Mr. Emmanuel Obafemi, include: the Vice-Chancellor's Press Briefing, which comes up on Monday, October 14; the Convocation Play, entitled 'Adesewa'! The King's Daughter, a Dance Theatre written by J. O. Ojuade, on Tuesday, October 15; and the Convocation proper scheduled for Tuesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 23, 2013.

A total of 6,713 students will be receiving the first and postgraduate degrees as well as Diplomas in various disciplines at this year's convocation ceremonies. Of these, 5,063 are first degree graduands, 756 are Masters degree graduands, 95 Ph.Ds and 84 postgraduate Diplomas.

Forty-one of the 5063 first degree graduands are passing out with the First Class honours degrees while a total of 1,088 are graduating with Second Class Upper degrees, 2,435 graduands will be awarded the Second Class Lower degree, 1,082 will bag the Third Class degree while 214 will get the Pass grade.

A further breakdown of the performance of the graduands shows that 25 of the First Class graduates are from the Faculty of Science, five from the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, while four each are from the Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences respectively.

The Faculty of Engineering and Technology produced two First Class graduands this year while the Faculty of Law produced one First Class graduate, the first time since the establishment of the Faculty.

The Faculty of Science also produced the highest total number of graduating students - (1,258) followed by the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences (942), the Faculty of Education (871), and the Faculty of Arts (628).

Others are: Faculty of Engineering and Technology (314); Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences (246); Faculty of Agriculture (244); Faculty of Law (210); Faculty of Clinical Sciences (203); the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences (147) and 687 from the Institute of Education (Sandwich).
Re: Walter 2 Deliver Convocation Lecture As Unilorin Produces 41 1stClassGraduates by onlyme07(m): 7:22pm On Oct 07, 2013
Folks who say only private uni have high number of first class graduates should tell me if 41 is not much or is it fluke or bribe again?

Congratulations to the graduads especially the guy that made the faculty of law proud. Thumbs up folks.
Re: Walter 2 Deliver Convocation Lecture As Unilorin Produces 41 1stClassGraduates by Nobody: 7:26am On Oct 08, 2013
onlyme07: Folks who say only private uni have high number of first class graduates should tell me if 41 is not much or is it fluke or bribe again?

Congratulations to the graduads especially the guy that made the faculty of law proud. Thumbs up folks.
. 41 is nt much compare it to the ratio of 1st class students your school produce yearly
Re: Walter 2 Deliver Convocation Lecture As Unilorin Produces 41 1stClassGraduates by ayinlaolajide: 6:17pm On Oct 15, 2013
Prospective graduands, need a caterer? Call 08185334904 thanks. Spread d word

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