No less than 239 first degree students of the Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu (OUI) Osun State was graduated by the institution. Speaking during a press briefing to announce the programme of events, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Chibuzo Nnate Nwoke, restated the institution’s commitment to building a world-class university, whose brand is excellence in the development of quality human capital. Giving the breakdown of the graduating students, the VC said 29 came out in the first class division; 175 are in the second class upper division, while the total number in second class lower is 85. Four of the graduating students will be awarded third class degree.
A male student, Olatunji Qadri from the Department of Mass Communication, emerged the best graduating student, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average ( CGPA) 4.96, to emerge overall best student. Professor Nwoke disclosed that the institution would absorb some of the graduating students who made First Class as graduate assistants. Reeling the achievements of the institution in the last two years, he said the National University Commission had granted full accreditation for all 13 approved B. Sc programmes in the institution.
“Specifically, the approved programme are in Accounting; Banking and Finance; Biochemistry; Business Administration; Computer Science, Industrial Chemistry; International Relation; Mass Communication Microbiology and Physics (with Electronics). “In addition to the full accreditation of the programmes, we have also been granted full operational licence for the running of a tertiary institution in Nigeria.”
The VC also disclosed that the President of OUI, Dr. Ramon Adedoyin has set up a full scholarship scheme for new, brilliant and intelligent students. While answering questions about what the institution was doing to prepare the graduate for the future, the VC disclosed that the school has several entrepreneurial centers where students are trained, not only tone useful to themselves, but also contribute to the development of the country.
He revealed that NUC had visited the institution for the proposed postgraduate programmes in Business Administration, Accounting, Banking and Finance and the MBA. The convocation lecture, entitled, ‘The blessings of natural resources endowments and the curse of corrupt leadership: Critical perspectives on Nigeria’s state of underdevelopment ‘, was yesterday delivered by Lagos lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN). Falana expressed his readiness to join in the campaign for private universities to benefit from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).
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