By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
About 10,922 students are set to graduate from the University of Ilorin for the 2019/2021 academic sessions.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sulyman Age Abdulkareem stated this while addressing journalists on activities to mark the commencement of the 36th convocation ceremony of the institution in Ilorin.
According to him out of the total number, 180 students bagged first class honour and 2,836 students has second class upper.
He said 4,879 students had second class lower, 1,110 with third class and 14 with pass degrees.
Professor Abdulkareem explained that despite challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institution has produced the most employed graduates in the country.
He said the Institution has also been able to strengthen its research base to make it better.
The Vice-Chancellor noted that about 26 physical infrastructures have been executed to aide teaching and learning.
He said the university has expended about N68 million to improve on it’s ICT services to support students .
Prof. Abdulkareem expressed worry over the decline in the number of academic and non academic staff at the Institution due to death and retirement.
He urged the Federal Government to include universities on the list of ministries allowed to employ workers to fill their vacant positions.