No less than 67 students of the University of Ilorin bagged first class honours yesterday, just as the University awarded degrees, diplomas and certificates to over 8,000 students at it 32nd convocation ceremony.
1,505 of the graduating students made second class upper division, 3,200 had second class lower, 1,124 got third class while 70 students got pass.
“I call on good spirited Nigerians to come and partner with the university and contribute to making life on campus better for our teeming students. We want more of such interventions as made by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas(NLNG) through the $2m Engineering Research Center commissioned in July this year, from corporate and individual Nigerians.
“In essence, the university is keenly interested in expanding its facilities and increasing its capacity to cater for several thousands of Nigerian students who knock at our gate for admission each year.Such interventions may come in the form of provision of lecture theatres, classrooms, hostels, blocks of offices, endowment of chairs, research sponsorships and grants to our staff and students,” he said.