No fewer than 91 students of the Federal University of Ekiti State would be graduating with first class honours during the 7th convocation ceremony of the institution.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Abayomi Sunday Fasina who disclosed this on Monday at the press conference heralding the ceremony said the students were among 3914 graduands to be awarded various degrees of the university.
Fasina also said that legal icon Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), former Managing Director/ CEO of the First Bank Plc, Mr Stephen Bisi Onansanya and former captain of the Super Eagles, Chief Segun Odegbami are to conferred with honourary degrees at the academic event slated 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”