By Boluwatife Adedokun, Owo
The Management of Achievers University, Ondo State, is set to present a total of 552 students, 37 of which are first-class honors during its 13th convocation ceremony, coinciding with the 16th anniversary of the institution.
This was made known by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Omolola Irinoye, during a press briefing held at the school’s permanent site on Monday, 4th December.
Prof. Irinoye underscored the institution’s commitment to academic excellence and its continuous pursuit of educational advancement.
Highlighting the diverse academic offerings, the Vice Chancellor revealed that the convocation would also see the graduation of 34 students with master’s degrees.
Prof. Irinoye emphasized the institution’s dedication to making education accessible to a wide range of individuals by providing scholarships. In her words, “Education will be accessible to everyone as scholarship will be made available to a large amount of people.”
The Vice Chancellor further elaborated on the scholarship initiatives, stating, “Students are offered 100% tuition-free scholarship for 15 programs.”
She encouraged parents to explore these opportunities, urging them to consider the tuition fee programs that align with the university’s commitment to excellence and meeting the JAMB cut-off requirements.
Addressing the academic pursuits of the university, Prof. Irinoye stated, “The University continues to pursue with vigor her academic activities in teaching, research, and community.
With 27 undergraduate and 10 postgraduate degree programs, the institution has already commenced the 2023/2024 academic session since October 8th, 2023.”
Providing insights into specific achievements, the Vice Chancellor proudly announced the induction of 88 graduates of Medical Laboratory Science during the 12th induction ceremony to the Medical Laboratory Science of Nigeria, which took place on December 4th, 2023.
She noted that all the programs are fully accredited.
Prof. Irinoye disclosed, “Almost all our programs are fully accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).” Out of the 27 undergraduate programs, 18 have full accreditation, one is under interim accreditation, and six are currently undergoing the accreditation process.
Additionally, four programs are in the re-accreditation phase after five years of initial full accreditation”
Furthermore, honorary awards are to conferred on distinguished Nigerians, which are Dr. Faruq Umar Abubakar, Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria; Mrs. Olajumoke Anifowoshe, Former Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in Ondo State, and Engineer Ifeoluwa Olusola Oyedele, Executive Director at the Niger Delta Power Holding Company of Nigeria in Abuja.
Underlining the commitment to a conducive learning environment, the Vice Chancellor noted the presence of a state-of-the-art computer-based test center with 250 stations and a Central Laboratory building featuring 17 laboratories catering to basic, life, and health sciences.
Irinoye also highlighted the university’s growth, revealing that there are now over 800 staff members, with approximately 70 staff recently added to the academic and administrative teams.
“This expansion reflects the institution’s dedication to fostering an enriching academic community,” she said.