Impossible is nothing, after 69 years university of Ibadan produces a first class graduate of history for the first time.


For the very first time in 69 years, the University of Ibadan has produced its first graduate with a First Class honours degree in History. 




The University of Ibadan held its 2015/2016 convocation ceremony on Monday with 186 students finishing in the first class category.


History was also made as Ozibo Ekele emerged the first student of the Department of History to bag a first class since the foundation of the institution. Ekele graduated with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 6.6 out of a maximum of 7.0.


Speaking at the ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Idowu Olayinka, said that a total of 5,629 students from various programmes, including those from the Distance Learning Centre, were awarded first degree certificates at the ceremony. Exactly 1,538 graduating students finished in the Second Class Upper division, while 3,133 finished in the Second Class Lower division. According to him, 434 students finished in the third class with 81 students finishing with pass.


He remarked that the students would have graduated a long time ago but for the strike embarked upon by the academic and non-academic staff unions.

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