On today’s episode of Only On Vasiti – Campus Conflict we shall be looking at who has better first class students – Unilag or UI?
Before we go into this, we shall go through a background check on both schools.
The University of Ibadan (UI) is the oldest Nigerian university,and is located five miles (8 kilometres) from the centre of the major city of Ibadan in Western Nigeria.
In September 2016, it became the first Nigerian university to make the top 1000 in Times Higher Education rankings. Prior to that, it had always made the top African 10 in Webometrics Rankings. Its management envisions UI becoming one of the top 100 universities in the world in the near future.
On the other hand, The University of Lagos – popularly known as Unilag – is a federal government research university in Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria. The university has remained one of the most competitive in the country in terms of admissions. The university has also built a legacy of academic excellence and is now acclaimed publicly as “the University of First Choice and the Nation’s Pride.” The University of Lagos is a Centre for academic research. The university’s research activity was one of the major criteria used by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in adjudging the university as the best university in Nigeria at the Nigerian University System Annual Merit Award (NUSAMA) in 2008.
It is no doubt that both UI and Unilag are the two most conflicting Federal universities in Nigeria.
Based on who has the better first class students, let’s see the different views of people.
Luminary from Unilag says :
” Unilag na, shey you dey price am ni .After all this stress and multitasking, someone will manage and get First Class and you don’t give them credit. There is stress in Nigeria, but e no reach, Unilag walai”
Fiyinfoluwa from UI says:
” Haaa. I don’t know oh. For real.”
Durodoluwa from Unilag says :
“It depends on how many first class graduates both schools produce year in year out.”
This is however difficult to say because both schools have their different styles of teachings and different grading systems. In Unilag, the CGPA is graded over 5, while in UI it is graded over 7.
For the 2016/2017 academic session, Unilag recorded a total of 249 first class graduates, with two students hitting the highest CGPA of 4.97. While in UI, a total number of 139 first class graduates were recorded.
In 2017 and 2016, NUC ranked UI as the best university in Nigeria, with Unilag coming in second place. In 2015, however, Unilag topped the list, with UI coming in third place. In 2014, Unilag was in second place while UI was in third place.
But hey, it isn’t all about first class,or is it? ?. It is about making use of your degree to the betterment of the society. Based on this, Unilag has recorded more noteable alumni than UI.
Amongst the alumni of the University of Lagos, Akoka and other institutions that fall under that banner are:
○ Ousainou Darboe, current Gambian Minister of Foreign Affairs.
● Yemi Osinbajo, current Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria
○Rilwan Akiolu, current Oba of Lagos
●Bolanle Austen-Peters, lawyer and businesswoman
○Omowunmi Sadik, scientist and professor
●Titilola Obilade, Medical Doctor, PhD Learning Sciences and Technologies, Writer, Senior Education Specialist
○Ukwuegbu Anthony Chijioke, investor
●Wande Abimbola, Yoruba professor
○Wale Adenuga, publisher and film producer
●Wole Olanipekun, Senior Advocate of Nigeria
○Ibrahim Dankwambo, Gombe State Governor
●Omoyele Sowore, media entrepreneur
○Babatunde Ogunnaike, engineering professor
●Wale Babalakin, lawyer and businessman
○Fabian Ajogwu, lawyer
●Francis Agu, actor
○Funke Akindele, actress
●Omowunmi Akinnifesi, public relations consultant, former MBGN
●IllRymz, musician and television personality
○Bisi Alimi, gay rights activist
●Daré Art-Aladé, singer
○Reekado Banks, singer
●Adewale Ayuba, singer
○Regina Askia-Williams, nurse practitioner, actress, and former Miss Unilag
●Philip Begho, writer
○Funsho Williams, civil servant
●Stella Damasus, actress
○Denrele, television presenter
●Sasha P, rapper, musician, businesswoman, lawyer and motivational speaker
○Akin Babalola Kamar Odunsi, politician
●Ufuoma McDermott, model and actress
○Fidelis Oditah, lawyer
●Grace Ekpiwhre, former minister
●Linda Ikeji, former model and blogger
○Oby Ezekwesili, accountant
●Kayode Fayemi, former Ekiti governor
○Kate Henshaw, actress
●Matilda Kerry, doctor, former MBGN
○Oliver Mbamara, lawyer
●Richard Mofe-Damijo, actor
○Tony Momoh, lawyer
●Genevieve Nnaji, actress
○Teju Babyface, comedian
●Mary Akpobome, banker
○Ramsey Nouah, actor
●Chinenye Ochuba, former MBGN
○Bayo Ojo, lawyer
●Ikedi Ohakim, former Imo governor
○Afolabi Olabimtan, writer
●Dele Olojede, journalist
○Simbo Olorunfemi, writer and television producer
●Mike Omoighe, artist
○Helen Ovbiagele, writer
●Joke Silva, actress
○Adetokunbo Kayode, former minister
●Ganiyu Solomon, politician
○Farida Mzamber Waziri, EFCC chairman
●Kunlé Adeyemi, architect
○Tony Elumelu, economist
●Adetokunbo Kayode, former minister
○Helen Paul, comedian
●Chude Jideonwo, journalist
○Koffi Idowu Nuel, comedian
●Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, current Gombe governor
○Akinwunmi Ambode, former Accountant-General of Lagos State and current Governor of Lagos State
●Jimi Agbaje, Lagos State governorship candidate for 2015 elections
○Yakubu Itua, former member federal house of representative 1983 and former judge High Court of Justice, Benin-City
Sarah Jibril, Nigeria’s first female presidential aspirant.
●Omoyemi Akerele, fashion designer and founder of Style House Files
○Sophie Oluwole, philosopher
●Abayomi Owope: TV presenter
UI has noteable alumni in persons of :
○John Omoniyi Abiri, a Nigerian academic
□Sadique Abubakar, Nigeria Chief of Air Staff
●Chinua Achebe, novelist, author of Things Fall Apart
●Adiele Afigbo, historian
○Dapo Lam Adesina, Member of House of Representative for Ibadan North East/South Federal Consituency
○Jacob Ade Ajayi, Nigerian historian
●Eyitayo Lambo, Nigerian former Federal Minister of Health
○Funmi Iyanda, Nigerian talk show host, broadcaster, journalist
●Claude Ake, Professor of Political Economy, international scholar and social crusader
○Stephen Adebanji Akintoye
●Alexander Animalu, Emeritus Professor, former Director National Mathematical Centre, Abuja
○Emeka Anyaoku, former Commonwealth Secretary-General
●Kayode Are, former National Security Adviser and former Director General of the State Security Service
○Ladipo Ayodeji Banjo, vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan in 1984
Senator Robert Ajayi Boroffice
●Professor Joseph Abiodun Balogun, physiotherapist
○Vivian E. Browne, visual artist
J. P. Clark
●Segun Toyin Dawodu, physician, attorney, academic, and entrepreneur who established the first website on socio-political issues of Nigeria.
○Adebayo Faleti, a journalist, poet, actor and writer.
●Kayode Fayemi, former Governor of Ekiti State, Min of Solid Minerals
○Chukwuemeka Ike, writer
●William Kumuyi, founder and General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry
○Eddie Mbadiwe, Member of the House of Representative
●Epaphras Denga Ndaitwah
○Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
●Femi Osofisan, writer
○Michael Omolewa, former President of UNESCO General Conference and Ambassador of Nigeria to UNESCO
●Wole Soyinka, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature
○Martin I. Uhomoibhi
●Farida Mzamber Waziri
○Sophie Oluwole, noted philosopher
Amongst these people, we also have the CEO of Vasiti.com, Ugonna Ginigeme who is also a graduate from UI. He deserves some accolades. ???
No doubts, both schools are good, but deciding which has better first class students is a really difficult task.
Please feel free to drop your comments on this, let’s clear this conflict on who has better first class students.