OOU turns out 42 first class graduates

Olabisi Onabanjo Univerusity (OOU), Ago – Iwoye, Ogun State, has turned out 10, 258 graduates with 42 of them making it to the First Class honours category.

Also, 1, 436 others graduated with Second Class Upper Division at the institution’s combined convocations for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 sessions.


OOU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olatunji Olatunde, who disclosed this at a pre – convocation press briefing yesterday in his office, said while Ajayi  Jesulayo of Electrical/ Electronics Engineering Department emerged the best graduating student with Cumulative Grade Point Aggregate (CGPA) of 4.76 for 2017/18 session, Chinonso Justice of the Biochemistry Department got CGPA of 4.76 to clinch the best graduating student for 2018/19 session.

Olatunji added that during the convocation ceremonies, which hold between January 21 and 31, three deserving Nigerians – the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajia Shamshuna Ahmed; Paramount ruler of Yewaland and Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, and Maj. Gen. Adebanjo Awosanya (rtd) would be conferred with honorary causas of the university.

He also said that the Provost, Anti – Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN), Prof. Olusola, would deliver the convocation lecture titled: “The Integrity Challenge in Nigerian Higher Education” slated for Friday 31.

Earlier during a symposium at the institution, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), urged members to make “integrity, transparency, patriotism and accountability” their guiding principles of engagement, if they hoped to courageously tackle the authorities on any unwholesome policy.

National President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who gave the advice, said ASUU remained the only body that could boldly challenge the Federal Government and its policy, stressing that if the academics failed to do that in the interest of the people and nation, the relevance of the body woud diminish.

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Ogunyemi spoke while making remarks at the symposium titled: “Being An ASUU Member: The Challenges of an Academic,” which was organised by OOU branch of ASUU.

Others, who spoke at the symposium, included past ASUU leaders such as Dr. Adesola Nasir, Dr Gbenga Ogunbote and Dr Tunde Odulami, with all of them calling on members to be committed to the union’s cause in order to ensure its continued survival.


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