Academic Success: OOU Graduates 174 First-Class, Honours Akarigbo, Former Pro-Chancellor

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In a resounding testament to academic excellence, Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) proudly announces that 174 graduating students have achieved First Class honours out of a total of 11,784 graduates from the academic sessions of 2021/2022 and 2022/2023. 

The revelation came from the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ayodeji Agboola, during a press conference held on Wednesday in anticipation of the university’s 32nd and 33rd convocation ceremonies.

The convocation, scheduled for January 29-31, 2024, at the Otunba Gbenga Daniel Lecture Theatre, will see the conferral of scrolls upon the deserving graduates.

Prof. Agboola, a distinguished Professor of cancer pathology, highlighted that among the outstanding achievers, 76 attained First Class in the 2021/2022 academic session, with an additional 98 achieving this distinction in the 2022/2023 sessions.

Providing a comprehensive breakdown, Prof. Agboola shared that 1,756 and 1,536 secured second class upper divisions in 2021/2022 and 2022/2023, respectively. 

He stated that 3,203 and 2,982 students achieved second class lower in the same periods. 

He further explained that 884 and 95 students earned third class and pass grades in 2021/2022, while 651 and 51 students received similar grades in 2022/2023.

The Vice Chancellor stated, “a total of 6,141 and 5,653 students will convoke for the 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 academic sessions, respectively.” 

Recognizing outstanding individual achievements, Prof. Agboola unveiled the overall best graduating students. 

For the 2021/2022 academic session, three students, Talabi Azim Ayinde from Basic Medical Sciences (Biochemistry), Ibrahim Damilola, and Alabi Ifeoluwa from Computer Science, shared the accolade with a similar score of 4.86. 

He revealed that in the 2022/2023 session, Adegoke Azeezah Adenike from Pharmacology emerged as the overall best graduating student with an impressive grade of 4.90.

In a further demonstration of honor, he said the university will confer honorary degrees upon the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Adewale Ajayi, and the immediate-past Pro-Chancellor, Mrs. Bello Olubosede. 

This recognition, he said, underscores their significant contributions to academia and society.

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