Meet Unibadan's Best Graduating Student With Perfect 7.0 CGPA (Pics)

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​The Best Graduating student (2015/2016) session
Daniel Kenechukwu Nkemelu with the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka
flanked by the other Principal officer of the University at the 2017
Convocation Ceremony on Monday, 12 November, 2017. The Best Graduating
Student returned with a perfect Cumulative grade Point Average of 7.0
out of a maximum of 7.0 and for this great achievement, Daniel is
currently on a MasterCard Scholarship to Carnegie Mellon University,

Pittsburgh, PA, USA for a Masters in Electrical and Computer
Engineering.

The breakdown of the graduating lists shows that 3.5
percent and 28 percent of the graduating students finished with First
Class and Second Class (Upper) Honours respectively. The summary of
First Degree Graduands reveals a total of 186 and 1,538 making First
Class and Second Class Upper Division respectively, 3, 133 and 434,
making Second Class Lower Division and Third Class respectively while 81
made Pass and 257 unclassified.

Olayinka said, “I am aware that
there have been, of recent, strident public criticisms of the large
number of First Class graduates from the universities. I hasten to add
that we are exceedingly proud of all Ibadan graduates. We see this
phenomenon from the strategic point of view of Input-Process-Output. In
specific terms, the University of Ibadan has arguably the most
competitive mechanism for undergraduate admission in the country. Only
one out of 16 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME,
candidates who made the University of Ibadan their First choice can
secure admission here. Our admission process is transparent and merit
driven while our Faculty rank among the best in the country in terms of
research productivity. Ibadan is for the best and brightest. This has
been attested to consistently by the Times Higher Education World
University rankings in which Ibadan is the only University in the
country ranked among the topmost 801-1000 universities in the world. It
may be worthwhile to mention in passing here that, as shown in table 2,
in the United Kingdom, comparative figures from the higher Education
Statistic Agency indicated an average of 23.6 percent of their students
earning First Class and 49.6 percent obtaining Second Class Upper degree
at the end of the 2015/2016 session”.

Continuing, “Among the
main highlights of today’s event is that the University of Ibadan is
producing the pioneering set of B.A. Music graduates, comparing 12
students one of whom earned a First Class Honours. It is gratifying to
note that the Department of Music had earlier secured full accreditation
from the National Universities Commission, NUC.

Olayinka
disclosed that the Premier University has conformed with the new grading
system from the NUC for undergraduate programmes starting with the
institution’s current 100 level students pointing out, “The implications
of this include 45 percent as the pass mark for all courses in the
faculties operating the Course System, the abolition of Pass degree, and
a transition from a 7-point grading systems to a 4-point grading
system”.

Among the impressive feats boasted of by the Vice
Chancellor include: two students, Amida Tella and Oluyemi Ajiboye
graduating with First Class Honours at the recently released Final Bar
qualification examination 2017 of the Nigeria Law School..

The
Institution’s 69th anniversary programme continues till Friday November
`17 2017 which is the Founder’s Day and the award of Doctoral degrees.

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