Our Graduates With First Class Get Automatic Employment – AAUA VC, Prof. Ige

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The Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Prof. Olugbenga Ige says the tradition of employing students of the institution who graduated with first class is still in place.

Prof. Ige reiterated this on Monday, while responding to questions from Journalists during a press conference to herald the institution’s 12th convocation ceremony, held at AAUA Business School in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

According to him, first class graduates of the institution after completion of the mandatory national youth service scheme (NYSC) are automatically employed into the position of a graduate assistant.

Prof. Ige who announced the lineup for the 12th convocation ceremony, said a total of 5,249 graduands from the 2020/2021 set will be honored by the weekend.

“This years Convocation Lecture is scheduled for Thursday, December 7, and will be delivered by Mr. Martins Oloja, The Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of The Guardian Newspapers, Lagos. He will speak on the topic, ‘Internationalisation of University Education for Global Relevance: Experiences, Barriers, and Prospects.’

“The Conferment of First Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Higher Degrees, along with the Presentation of Prizes, is slated for Friday 8th and Saturday, 9th December, 2023. The Visitor to the University, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, CON., is expected to grace the procession on December 9. The grand finale, an Interdenominational Christian Service, will take place on Sunday, December 10.

“It is important to note that all these events, pivotal in heralding the Convocation proper, will be held on the University campus.

“A total of 5,249 graduands from the 2020/2021 set will be honoured this year. The Faculty of Education leads with 1,202 graduands, followed by Science, Arts, Social Sciences, Administration and Management Sciences, Agriculture, Law, the Institute of Part-Time, and the Institute of Education. 180 graduands are receiving postgraduate degrees, with 24 in the PhD category. Of the graduating class, 42 achieved First Class; 1,088 in Second Class Upper Division; 2,264 in Second Class Lower Division; and 605 in Third Class,” Ige said.

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