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ABUAD Awards 72 Graduands With First Class Honours



Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) is expected to honoured 72 graduands with First Class honours at the 6th Convocation.

Prof Michael Ajisafe, the Vice Chancellor, made this disclosure on Monday at a press briefing to herald activities commemoration the convocation.

Ajisafe added that the institution had offered academic staff jobs to all the 72 First Class Graduates.

Graduating students who bagged Second Class Upper are 343 while 366 obtained Second Class Lower.

A total of 93 students bagged Third Class. Total number of graduating students is 917.

The VC also added that the institution was graduating its first set of medical doctors which he described as historic.

Two distinguished Nigerians will be honoured with honorary doctorate degrees.

They are the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina and Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Channels Television, John Momoh.

The Media businessman will be giving the convocation lecture on Saturday.

In a related development, Bishop Francis Wale Oke, the President of the Sword of the Spirit Ministries, has extolled the virtues of the University, describing it as a model for other universities in Nigeria.

Oke made the remarks on Sunday at the thanksgiving service to mark the 6th Convocation of the university.

Oke, who is also the Bishop of Christ Life Church with headquarters in Ibadan, said ABUAD is the answer to what Nigerians are looking for in Europe and other parts of the world.

He said: “If it is possible in ABUAD, it is also possible in other universities. I have been to the university to study and I have friends who own Universities, but ABUAD stand out.”

The cleric stated that ABUAD was an epitome for others to emulate, and a solution to the problem of education in the country.

According to him, ABUAD is enough motivation for other institution, as “they can be centers’ of excellence and an all round human development centers, as well as of global reckoning.”

Source: Naija News

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