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Unilorin VC charges graduating students on life after school




-Unilorin VC, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, urges graduating students to prepare for the realities of life after school.

-The University don made the remark during the University’s convocation lecture in Ilorin, Kwara state.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, on Friday charged the 2016/2017 graduating students of the university to prepare for the new challenges life will bring their way once they depart the four walls of a school system.

Abdukareem said this during a convocation lecture as part of activities lined up to celebrate the institution’s 33rd convocation ceremony.

“As you step out of this hall, probably thinking erroneously that the struggle has ended. “I must caution that the majority of you, especially those of you that have humble background, will begin a life of another struggle.

“But you should not fret, but be prepared to brace up to the new challenges of life. “The only way to win the struggle is to be purposeful and ingenious,’’ he advised.

The don further said the graduating students must gear up to persevere, adding that gone were the days employers waited on convocation arena with assorted job offers.

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He disclosed that the university produced 89 First Class graduates, 1,932 Second class Upper Division, 3,727 Second Class Lower Division, 1,309 Third Class, and 117 Pass.

Earlier, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council of the University of Ilorin, Dr Abdullahi Oyekan, congratulated the university authorities over the monumental successes recorded so far.

Oyekan, urged philanthropists, organised private sector, as well as non-governmental organisations to partner with the institution in order for it to serve the country better.

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He also called on the graduating students to use the knowledge and skills acquired from the university to improve themselves and their society.