By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
The University of Ilorin Convocation Auditorium turned rowdy on Saturday as the Registrar of the Institution, Mr Emmanuel Obafemi announced that two (male and female) graduates of the University of Ilorin with the lowest Cumulative Grade Points Average (CGPA) for the 2016/2017 academic session and two best (male and female) graduating students had bagged Chris Imafidon Foundation scholarship award to further their studies at Oxford University London.
Professor Chris Imafidon was the convocation Lecturer at the 33rd Convocation ceremony. His lecture titled was “The Genius in You; New Tools,Techniques and Technology for Developing Individual and Institutional Greatness” focused on bringing out the best in individual.
Similarly a graduate of Medicine, Alabi Rasheedat Adedoyin, got a standing ovation when she was presented with about twenty-six prizes and as the best graduating student for the 2016/2017 academic session.
In his address, President Muhammadu Buhari commended the “Better By Far” University for the process of appointment of the new Vice Chancellor for the the University.
Buhari who was represented by Executive Secretary of National University Commission (NUC), Professor Abdulrasheed Abubakar, applauded uninterrupted calender of the institution in the last two decades and he promised his administration will leave no stone unturned in ensuring Nigerian youths are well educated.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor,University of Ilorin, Professor Sulyman Abdulkareem, in his address entitled, “Where There’s a Will There’s Always A Way” urged the graduands to portray themselves in good image at all times.
He said: “Your attitude thoughts actions and in actions will determine how people will rate and assess you,always try as much as possible to portray soundness of character and knowledge at all times and in all climes.
“Today in this hall are the remaining 4,394 graduands from the Faculties of Agriculture Engineering and Technology,Basic Medical Sciences,Clinical Sciences Communication and Information Sciences,Enviromental Sciences,Life Sciences and Physical Sciences.
“The visitor Sir kindly permit me to repeat that we are graduating a total number of 9,018 young men and women that have satisfied our high standard in learning and character.
“Similarly,the Summary and breakdown of the higher degrees we are awarding this session is presented here and these including 161 postgraduate Diplomas,1074 Masters from Various faculties, 130 MBA/MPA/MILR/MGIS/MPH and 120PhDs”.