Outstanding As OOU Produces 42 First Class Graduates (See Details)


Not fewer than 42 First Class Students have graduated from Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State while a total number of 10, 258 students are set to be graduates during the combined convocation ceremonies for 2017/2018  and 2018/2019 academic sessions. 

The Vice Chancellor, Prof Ganiyu Olatunji made the announcement known on Monday at the briefing, said the 28th and 29th convocation ceremonies are for the award of degrees, postgraduate diplomas, higher degrees and conferment of honorary degrees on three prominent Nigerians. Giving a breakdown for the 2017/2018 academic session, the Vice Chancellor said 18 students obtained First Class degrees, 683 Second Class Upper, 2,030 Second Class Lower, 1,248 Third Class, while 128 students obtained Pass. Prof Olatunji also explained that in the 2018/2019 academic session, 23 students recorded First Class, 792 made Second Class Upper, 2,256 obtained Second Class Lower, 1,493 will receive Third Class degrees and 166 bagged Pass.
According to him, two students, Chinoso Justice of the Department of Biochemistry and Opeyemi Ayomi of the Department of Electrical Electronic, emerged best overall graduating students with 4.76 CGPA. Statistics revealed that the College of Engineering recorded the highest students with First Class as it produced Fifteen and followed by Basic Medical Sciences with seven First Class.
The VC said the convocation will start with an agricultural and engineering show from Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd, with a convocation play titled ‘Eniyan’, written by Wale Ogunyemi, taking place on Monday, January 27th.
Prof Olatunji disclosed that awards of prizes will hold from January 28th to 31st for the various faculties and colleges and that Governor Dapo Abiodun will commission the Admin Block and ICT building, while the convocation lecture is titled ‘The Integrity Challenge in Nigeria Higher Education: Towards Creating a New Normal will be delivered by Prof Olusola Akinrinade, Provost of Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria. The OOU helmsman said three Nigerians will be conferred with honorary degrees for their contributions to nation-building and support offered to OOU.
He said the awardees include an Alumnus of OOU, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National, Hajia Zainab Shamshuna Ahmed (D.Sc honoris causa), Paramount ruler of Yewaland and Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle (D. Litt honoris causa) and Major General Sansadeen Awosanta (retd) and President, Brent Mortgage Bank (D. Litt honoris causa).
Prof Olatunji used the occasion to acknowledge the support the university has been enjoying from the media since his assumption of office in May 2017, stating “your cooperation and positive publicity have added more value to our collective efforts in building a favorable public image and enviable goodwill for OOU.”

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