AAUA Produces 31 First Class, Over 5,000 Graduating Students

Thirty-one out of over 5,000 graduating students of the Ondo Stateowned university, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, havebaggedFirstClass in various courses of study in the university.

Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Igbekele Ajibefun, who disclosed this yesterday said no fewer than 5,252 students would bag various degrees of the institution. Ajibefun, however, frowned at incessant strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which he said had crippled universities and made academic calendar unstable. Although he said the ASUU had fundamental right to embark on strike to demand improved funding of education, he said the union should device another method of agitation as strike had failed to achieve favourable result.

According to him, all stakeholders in education should come together and find better ways of funding education as government alone had no capacity to fund education. Speaking on the graduating students, Ajibefun said 5,101 would be conferred with first degrees, 39 to receive Master’s degrees, 108 bagged postgraduate diplomas while four students earned Doctors of Philosophy (PhD)

Apart from the 31 students who graduated with First Class Honours, Ajibefun said 1,132 bagged Second Class Upper Division, 3,143 received Second Class Lower Division, 773 with Third Class while 22 had Pass Degree.

He said the university would confer a distinguished Nigerian, Mrs. Sijuade Iluyomade with Honorary Award of law during this year’s convocation ceremony, saying the lifestyle and achievements of the awardee tallied with the institution’s tradition of excellence and integrity. Ajibefun said: “In recognition of her contributions to the development of the society, Mrs. Sijuade Iluyomade, the founder and convener of the Arise Foundation will be conferred with Doctor of Law (Honoris Causa).”

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