For the first time in history, UI best graduating student graduates with maximum 7.0 CGPA!


The best graduating student in the University of Ibadan (UI) amassed and unhinderedly graduated with a Cumulative Grade Point Average(CGPA) of 7.0. He goes by the name: Daniel Kenechukwu Nkemelu. He is among the 186 First Class students in the 2015/2016 academic session.
The Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka disclosed in his speech at the convocation ceremonies that a total of 5,629 First Degree graduates graduated from the school. And remarked thus:
“The best graduating student for the 2015/2016 session is Daniel Kenechukwu Nkemelu from the Department of Computer Science with, a perfect Cumulative Grade Point Average of 7.0 out of a maximum of 7.0. Daniel is currently on a MasterCard Scholarship to Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA for a Masters in Electrical and Computer Engineering,” the VC added.


Olayinka stated further: “For the first time since this university was established 69 years ago, a student has broken the jinx by earning a First Class Honours from our world-acclaimed Ibadan School of History, Department of History. We warmly congratulate Ozibo Ozibo Ekele who is graduating with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 6.6 out of a maximum of 7.0”.
He lamented that the disruption in the school academic calendar as a result of student and staff strike actions made it impossible for the school to graduate 2016/2017 set who are currently in their final years, noting that the disruption led to multiple revisions to the academic calendar.


However, we gathered from our source that reports that 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.

THE 7POINTS GRADING SYSTEM AT THE BRINK OF ABOLITION

Olayinka disclosed that in conformity with the new grading system from the NUC, the Premier University will adhere to the new grading system for undergraduate programmes starting with the institution’s current 100 level students pointing out that “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”.



ACHIEVEMENTS
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.
Olayinka announced that the Senate of the institution has approved new and revised curricular for B. Sc. Urban and Regional Planning, Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Estate Management, Bachelor of Pharmacy, GES 108: Communication in French and PharmD, while new curricula are being proposed for Department of Marketing in Faculty of Economics and B.Ed Business Education, Department of Educational Management.
The Institution’s 69th anniversary programme continues till Friday, November 17, 2017 which is the Founder’s Day and the award of Doctorate degrees.
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