At the Federal University Oye Ekiti Ekiti State’s 7th convocation ceremony, no fewer than 91 students would receive first-class honors diplomas.
The students were among 3914 graduates receiving various degrees from the university, according to Prof. Abayomi Sunday Fasina, the university’s vice chancellor, who made the announcement on Monday at a press conference announcing the ceremony.
Additionally, according to Fasina, honorary degrees will be awarded to legal luminary Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), former First Bank CEO Mr. Stephen Bisi Onansanya, and former Super Eagles captain Chief Segun Odegbami at the academic event scheduled for Saturday, February 11.
“Out of 3914 first degree graduands, 91 graduated with first class, 1423 with second class upper division, 1845 with second class lower division and 452”.
The VC who outlined the list of graduating students, said a total of 21 would earn doctorate, Masters 79 and Post graduate diploma 3 during the convocation.
While stating that the university has become one of the most sought after in the country, he said admission has increased in the last two years.
“FUOYE is the 5th most subscribed university in the country in the 2021/2022 academic session with over 45,000 admission seekers.
“In the 2022/2023 academic session, we had over 53,000 admission seekers subscribing to FUOYE”.
Fasina said students were scrabbling to be at FUOYE because of the moderate fees, stable academic calendar, new lucrative programs among other student friendly policies.
He said the institution which started with 512 students in 2011, now has over 40,000 students from across 11 faculties with 74 programs.
“We have part-time programmes in 9 towns across Ekiti State and we have been enjoying industrial harmony in the last two years.
Demystification of the office of the Vice-Chancellor and genuine reconciliation were part of our achievement”
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