Private universities graduate more first class students because of the low teacher to student ratio according to the Vice Chancellor of the University, Joseph Ayo Babalola University.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) Ikeji Arakeji, Professor Sola Fajana has said all first class students of the students are exceptional.
Speaking at the institution’s fifth convocation ceremony where 19 of the 1044 graduating students were awarded first class honours, Fajana debunked claims that private university graduates are half baked.
He said the reason why private universities graduate more first class graduates is that there is low student to teacher ratio, unlike in public universities.
“JABU’s student teacher ratio is one lecturer to 7 students and it’s one of the best in the world,” a Daily Independennt report quoted him as saying.
The Vice Chancellor revealed that aside the 19 first class graduates, 279 students graduated with 2nd class honours (upper division); 614 graduated with 2nd class lower division, while 126 had 3rd class honours. He added that 4 bagged MBA degrees while 2 were awarded Post-Graduate Diplomas.