Forty-six students of the Osun State University (Uniosun) bagged first class degrees at its 11th Convocation ceremony on Wednesday
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that 561 students were also awarded second class higher, 1012 with second class lower, 279 with a third class and 135 with postgraduate degrees.
In his remarks, the vice-chancellor of the University, prof. Odunayo Adebooye, said that the graduating students were prepared to serve the Nigerian and the global economy as civil servants and entrepreneurs.
Adebooye urged them to cultivate the habit of giving back to the university what made them and avoid actions that could bring dishonor to their degrees and the university.
The university has fulfilled its agreement with you within the limit of our ability by training you within specified time and global competitor quality.
“I speak and declare that you are fit and competent to work where you find yourself,” he said.
Also, the pro-chancellor of the university, Malam Yusuf Ali, SAN, urged the government to show commitment and seriousness in the financing of university education.
Ali said as a way to address the problem of incessant strikes by various unions in the universities, it is high time that the salaries of workers in the university be reviewed.
He congratulated the graduating students, adding that they had spent the normal academic calendars they had signed up for.
In her remarks, the Chancellor of the University, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija, said the university is increasingly becoming the toast of the Nigerian public because of its distinctive peace, institutional focus and visionary leadership.
In his speech, Governor Gboyega Oyetola commended the university for the revival of its Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery programme.
Oyetola also commended the management of the university for various development projects across its campuses.
The governor also congratulated the graduating students and encouraged them to be good ambassadors of the university