By Ola Ajayi
Among the 1,503 graduands that the University of Ibadan produced, Tuesday, 55 of them had First Class Honours, while 536 others graduated with Second Class Honours, Upper Division.
The convocation of the premier school which usually holds every November was shifted due to workers’Â strikes which lengthened the 2008/2009 session.
The graduands were from Law, Pharmacy, Basic Medical Sciences, Science, Technology, Dentistry and Public Health.
One of the graduands from the Faculty of Law, Miss Rabiat Akande, demonstrated exceptional brilliance when she was adjudged the best and given 10 different prizes.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olufemi Bamiro, advised the graduands to regard theÂ certificate as a springboard and a call to greater challenges and aspirations in life.
He said,Â â€œIn a rapidly changing world, you will have to be able to adapt to changing times and conditions. There is no doubt that there will definitely be challenges that will task your entrepreneurial spirit of never giving up.
â€œTherefore, never let any problem overwhelm you as I pray to our Maker to be with you and guide your steps to success in life.â€