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JABU to Convocate 21 First-Class Graduates, Others on Friday

JABU to Convocate 21 First-Class Graduates, Others on Friday

Not less than 21 students of the Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji Arakeji, Osun State, finished with a first-class grade out of the 430 students that will convocate from the university on Friday, January 22, 2021.

This was made known by the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Kola Sonaike, on Monday, while speaking on the forthcoming convocation ceremony of the school.

Explaining the breakdown, the VC said a total of 395 students would be awarded first degree certificates which were 21 first-class honours, 181 second-class (upper division), 157 second-class (lower division) and 36 third-class.

Sonaike aldo informed that four students would be awarded postgraduate diplomas, while 31 others would receive masters’ degrees.

“For first degrees, 83 of the graduating students come from the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, 24 from the College of Environmental Sciences, 95 from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, 70 from the College of Law and 123 from the College of Management Sciences.” he said.

The VC disclosed that the overall best graduating student, Miss Esther Fashola, emerged from the department of Mass Communication and graduated with a 4.89 Cumulative Grade Point Average.

Sonaike however, assured that the institution had put all measures in place to comply with the laid down COVID-19 guidelines during the forthcoming ceremony, noting that the institution would control the crowd during the convocation.

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