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5145 Graduands For AAUA Convocation December 11

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By Abiodun Tadese, Akungba Akoko.

Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko will confer first degree on 5145 graduands at the combined 10th and 11th convocation ceremony for two graduating sets of 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 academic session.

The Institution’s Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof. Olugbenga Ige disclosed this at a press briefing held at the school’s Senate building.

The VC said out of the 5,145 graduands, 53 made First Class; 1,511 earned Second Class (Upper Division), 2861 bagged Second Class (Lower Division), 667 had Third Class, while 40, are in the Pass category.

“In the aggregate, distinguished gentlemen of the press, we are presenting 5,145 graduands at this 10th and 11th Convocation, with the Faculty of Education having 1,415, followed by Faculty of Science – 924, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences – 1061, Faculty of Agriculture -156, Faculty of Arts – 748, Faculty of Law -181, Institute of Education – 307, Institute of Part-Time Programmes – 231, and Diploma – 13. There are 356 graduands receiving postgraduate degrees, 25 of whom are in the Ph.D. category, the highest in the history of this University.

He added that “a distinguished Nigerian will receive our cherished and noble honorary degree. She is a former Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria; a business magnet and entrepreneur; a role model and philanthropist. Mrs. Ibukun Awosika will be conferred with Doctor of Business Administration (Honoris Causa) of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko.

Activities for this Convocation Ceremony started on Friday, December 3, with Jumat Service, where prayers were offered for the success and development of the University and there was keep-fit exercise held on Saturday 4th of December.

On Thursday, December 9, Convocation lecture titled “Nature of State, National Ideology and Modelling of Higher Education for Sustaining Development” will be delivered by a distinguished renowned and a world-class professor, a multiple award winner, Professor Francis Oisaghaede Egbokhare, FNAL, FSOW, FDA, from the Department of Linguistics and African Languages, University of Ibadan.

“On Friday we shall confer First Degree on graduands in Faculty of Education, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Institute of Education and Institute of Part-Time Programmes. The grand-finale comes up on Saturday, December 11 when we shall confer First Degrees on graduands in the Faculties of Agriculture, Arts, Law and Science. There will also be conferment of Higher Degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas; Honorary Degree; and Presentation of Prizes” the Vice Chancellor added.

On research and development, Prof. Ige said “we have deliberately reinvigorated our Centre for Entrepreneurship Development. The Centre is now more focused on the practical aspect of entrepreneurship. Our students and interested members of the public are being trained on production of various domestic needs, including shoe and belt making, fabrics sewing, nylon and soap production and pastry production”.

He however added that automatic employment shall be given to the first class graduands who are willing to work in the institution.

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