The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Prof. Joseph Fuwape, has said a total of 160 students of the institution would be graduating with First Class honours as the institution holds its 32nd convocation between November 26 and November 27, 2021.
Prof. Fuwape disclosed this yesterday in Akure, the Ondo State capital, during a press briefing to usher in the convocation and 40th anniversary of the school.
Vice Chancellor, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Phillip Oguntunde, said, “out of 5,114 graduands, 3,205 are in the undergraduates category while 1,909 are in the post-graduates category.
“1,334 students have Second Class Honours ( Upper Division), 1,483 students have Second Class Honours (Lower Division) while 222 and six students are graduating with Third Class and Pass respectively.”
The VC noted that Miss Taiwo Oluyale of the Department of Building is the best graduating student with a CGPA of 4.89.
“FUTA which started in 1981 with 149 students and three schools of study now has 25,000 students, nine schools of study, a school of postgraduate studies and 55 departments.”
He explained that FUTA had fully commenced the medical programme with the admission and commencement of lecture by pioneer students of College of Health Sciences on October 24.
Fuwape said that the convocation and the 40th anniversary lecture with the theme ‘Innovation, Technology and Prospects of Prosperity for Posterity in Nigeria’ will be delivered by Prof. Pat Utomi.