The Kwara State University, KWASU on Saturday graduated one thousand, one hundred and twenty-six students in its 2017/2018 academic session.

Thirty of them bagged first class degree honours.

Giving the breakdown of the graduated students at the sixth Convocation ceremony of the University, its Vice Chancellor, Professor AbdulRasheed Na'Allah, disclosed that five hundred and twenty-two students came out with second class upper degree, five hundred and eight students bagged second class lower degree division, while sixty students graduated with third class.

Professor Na'Allah added that as part of the epoch-making occasion, the University also conferred Doctoral degree on four students in three programmes in Political Science, Computer Science and Islamic Studies.

He also said that the university would, for the first time, confer doctorate honorary degree on three distinguished Africans for their contributions to humanity and services to the African continent.

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The honourees, according to him, are former President of South Africa, Tambo Mbeki, the founder of Guarantee Trust Bank, Tajudeen Fola Adeola and a popular Ilorin poet and Dadakuada singer, Jaiyigbade Alao.

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In his remarks, the Acting Pro Chancellor of the University, Kola Yusuf said funding had been a great challenge to the University since the cessation of subvention from government occasioned by economy downtown.

According to him, the University is also confronted with the problem of poor road network from Shao to the University and water shortage.

Yusuf, therefore noted that the IGR the university depended alone could not ameliorate the huge gap of meeting up with its obligations and commitments, appealing to the state government to look into the problems facing the university with a view to addressing them expeditiously.