Recently, 31 students have bagged First Class degrees at the Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State.
It is the school’s seventh convocation ceremony held recently, where a total of 340 students from 12 academic programmes were also awarded first degrees during the grand ceremony
Professor Tunji Ibiyemi, The vice chancellor of the institution, revealed that 202 students are in the category of graduates with Second Class Honours (Upper Division), while 93 and 14 students, are in the categories of graduates with Second Class Honours (Lower Division) and Third Class respectively.
Professor Ibiyemi enjoined the students to take the lead in various capacities to regenerate and update the knowledge they have so far gathered from the school to outstanding diverse community service, achieved with austere integrity.
The VC, expressed that the university witnessed academic development from 2008, during which 12 academic programmes where allotted accordingly two colleges and 10 departments.
He pointed out that at 10, the academic programmes recently offered in the University are: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration, International Relations, Sociology, Criminology and Security studies, Industrial Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology Medical Laboratory Science, Biomedical Engineering, Computer engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering Mechanical Engineering, Economics, Mass Communications, Political Science Microbiology, Biochemistry, Nursing Science and Law; Private and Business Law, Public and International Law.
Professor Ibeyemi made known, that the National Universities Commission (NUC) in 2017/2018 academic session gave approval to the University to commence postgraduate programmes in M.Sc. Accounting, M.Sc/MBA Business Administration and M.Sc Computer Science.
In his address, Dr. Bode Ayorinde, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, admonished the graduating students to be of good conduct as achievers, as they start another phase in their life.
In his words“As we release you to the outside world, please remember you are achievers and behave and conduct yourself as achievers, dream it and work towards it,” he said adding that they have what it takes to conquer the world,”
Contributing to the grand event, was the award of honorary degrees to Emeritus Professor David Adedayo Ijalaiye, Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aishatu Jibril Dukku and The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler