A 2013 Mass Communication graduate of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Ozibo Ekele has emerged as the first person to graduate with First Class Honours in his department in the University of Ibadan.
The reported 2016 graduate of Ibadan School of History (Department of History), Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan, broke a 69-year-old record of the school where he finished top of the Faculty and Department with a B.A. (First Class Honours) and a CGPA of 6.6 out of a possible 7.0.
With this, he became the first person to graduate with First Class Honours in the 69-year-old Department. Some of the prizes he also won include; Best Graduating Student of both Faculty of Arts and Department of History; Dr. Robert Bradbury Memorial Prize; Irving and Bonar Prize; Oba Lipede Prize; CUSO Nigeria Limited Prize; J.A. Atanda Memorial Prize; and Omoyisola Atanda Memorial Prize in History.