From Olanrewaju Lawal, Ilorin
President Goodluck Jonathan would commission ten capital projects executed by the authority of University of Ilorin on Thursday.
The projects, which cost not less than N250 million each comprises of multi-purpose hall, faculty of education building, metallurgical engineering building, central research laboratories and other faculties, lecture theatres among others.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof Abdulganiyu Ambali (OON), who stated this during a press conference to commence 30th convocation ceremony of the institution said the authority are ready to accommodate more students if it get more fund from federal government to expand it structures.
He disclosed that over 30,000 students were on campus and supposed to provide accommodation for stressing that less than 4,000 were living in the institution.
Ambali, who sought for more funds on research, said Nigeria need to establish disease prevention research centres to be used to curtail communicable diseases like Ebola, nasal fever and malaria among others.
While speaking on the 48 first-class graduates produced by the university, the vice-chancellor said the stable academic, conducive environment, qualifies teachers and well-behalf students contributed to the unique figure of the grade in the history of the institution.
He also confirmed that the institution led Nigerian universities in this year ranking, as number one and 20th in Africa, stressing that it would work hard to secure a place among the best 200 in the world.
The institution, according to the vice-chancellor is graduating 6,328 with 5,438 and 890 first degree\diploma and higher degree\diploma.
He added that apart from 48 first class, 1,190 second classes upper, 2,814 Second class lover divisions were recorded while 1,067, 84 made third class and pass among those graduated.