Unilorin Holds 35th Convocation Ceremony
The University of Ilorin will be conferring various categories of awards on graduating students at its 35th convocation ceremony on Wednesday, 23rd October.
Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, Vice-Chancellor of the school said a total of 130 students would be awarded First Class degrees at the convocation holding on Wednesday.
He further disclosed to journalists on Monday in Ilorin that 12,009 students would graduate during the university’s 35th Convocation Ceremonies.
According to figures given by the Vice Chancellor, 2,902 graduates bagged Second Class Upper Division, 5,661 had Second Class Lower Division, while 1,392 had Third Class.
Abdulkareem commended TETFund for funding projects in over 47 federal universities and urged Federal Government to address the challenge of insufficiency of funds facing Unilorin.
He noted that budgetary allocation to education had dropped from 10.78 percent in 2015 to 7.04 percent in 2018 and called on federal government to increase education budget to 15 percent in order to bring it closer to 26 percent recommended by UNESCO.
He said that the university was increasing its internally generated revenue to avoid total dependence on government funding and ensure full implementation of its N36.4 billion 4th Strategic Plan.
Abdulkareem listed the major research breakthroughs by staff and students of the institution to include development of a speed breaker device, invention of an anti-electricity power theft device and innovation of an oil spillage management product which had already been commercialised.
Others, he said, included fabrication of a machine capable of producing different shapes of pencil in commercial quantities and the discovery of a potential treatment and cure for Tuberculous, among others.