No fewer than 48 students of the Elizade University, Ilara Mokin, Ondo State have graduated from the institution with first class.
The first class graduate was among the 413 students that would be conferred with bachelor degrees in the forthcoming convocation ceremony of the institution.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Olukayode Amund, disclosed this while speaking on the forthcoming fourth and fifth convocation ceremonies of the university.
He said the graduating students were from 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 academic sessions, explaining that the university combined two convocation ceremonies as it could not hold the programme last year due to the outbreak of coronavirus disease globally.
Giving the breakdown, the don said, “A total number of 413 students would be graduating out of which 48 bagged first class, 184 finished with second class ( upper division), 163 finished with second class ( lower division) while 18 graduate with third class.”
Amund said the university was thriving in the area of academic and infrastructural development as many projects were being executed on the campus of the institution, saying the varsity had come out with various researches which made it win 112, 000 dollars as grants from the United States Agency for International Development and the International Foundation for Science. He said all the researches had been executed.
“The recent leap in the recent ranking of the university was as a result of the various relevant researches recently conducted by the university
“A good number of projects were executed by the university in the last two years, which included an ultra-modern engineering complex worth N1billion. It was just delivered to the university,” he stated.