According to PM News, the Vice Chancellor added that only the 2016/2017 set graduands are participating in the ceremony as 2017/2018 set could not make the graduation due to incessant industrial action.
“Due to some disruption in academic calendar as a result of the nationwide strike embarked upon by the combined three Unions of non-teaching staff of this University; the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, the Nigerian Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, and the Non-Academic Staff Union, NASU, after the last convocation ceremonies, our final year students for the 2017/2018 could not complete their programmes early enough for the convocation ceremonies.
‘’In view of the foregoing, ladies and gentlemen we are having convocation for graduands of the 2016/2017 academic session. A total of 7,577 candidates are graduating with their first degree today and tomorrow”
Analysing the graduands final academic grades, Olayinka said a total of 201 representing 2.8% made first class while 1,735 representing 24.1% Second class upper division and 4,336 representing 60.6% made second class lower division.
He also added that 834 graduands representing 11.6% and 69 representing 1.0% made third class and pass respectively.
The University of Ibadan is the first university in Nigeria. The institution was established on November 19, 1948 and would be 70 on Saturday, November 17, 2018.