By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka on Tuesday declared that the institution’s distant learning has been producing “quality graduates” to support the human resource need of the country.
Professor Olayinka dropped this hint while speaking at the on going convocation and the 69th Foundation anniversary of the University lheld at the International Conference Center at the University of Ibadan.
He maintained that a total of 1,410 students of distance learning centre (DLC), are graduating with 9 of them bagging first class and 190 others second class upper division.
“Apart from the conventional face to face teaching, the university also provides access to education for those who can study at home, while on paid job, through the distance learning platform. In this regard, our distance learning center has been producing quality graduates to support the human resource need of the couuntry.A total of 1,410 learners are graduating from our distance learning center, today 9 of whom earned a first class and 190 others with second class upper division.”he said.
Speaking further, the Vice Chancellor disclosed that also at the Tuesday’s convocation, “candidates are graduating from the faculties of Agriculture and Forestry, The social sciences, education, veterinary madicine, technology and pharmacy.”
“Similarly 1,481 candidates are graduating from our affiliated institutions, and 43 of them bags first class division. While in addition 88 candidates will receive their diplomas from the faculties of education and the social sciences, with 8 of them have distinctions.”
He however attributed the delay in the completion of the Institution’s final year students to the strike embarked upon by the four staff unions of the university, I.e ASUU, SSANU, NAAT and NASU and the students demonstration during the 2016/2017 acedemic session.
“Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, due to the strike embarked upon by the four staff unions of the university, I.e ASUU, SSANU, NAAT and NASU and students demonstration during the 2016/2017 acedemic session, our final year students could not complete their programmes early enough for the convocation ceremonies. In view of this, we are, today, having a convacation graduands of the 2015/2016 acedemic session.”