EKSU Reveals plans to hold convocation biannually, graduates 79 first class students

Yemi Olajutemu

Ado Ekiti

As part of the institutional reforms ongoing in the Ekiti State University , Ado Ekiti, the Management  has disclosed that it is currently working on having convocation ceremony twice in a year.

The University Vice Chancellor Professor Edward Olanipekun made this known on Wednesday while while delivering his speech for the 27th convocation ceremony held at the school main auditorium.

The University don who noted that the management of the institution was working assiduously to deliver on the new mandate of the state government and the newly constituted governing council said the school is fast moving out of the trouble waters.

Olanipekun spoke comprehensively on the various achievements made by the institutions despite its challenges, saying that the school had continued to make the state and the country proud by the various international awards and grants won by the staff and students in both academic and research development.

The VC explained that the school had been maximizing the promises of technology to deploy a robust e-learning platform as part of the responses to challenges occasioned by the covid-19 pandemic.

He hinted the convocation that they were making great progress at increasing its global reach through linkages with some American and European Universities, adding that the citadel of learning was proud of of her products who were making waves in the various fields of life.

Olanipekun charged the graduands to be good ambassadors of the school, making good use of the knowledge and entrepreneurial skills they have been exposed to, during their academic years for their self development and the betterment of the society.

He thanked the Governor for the various steps taken to bring back the varsity to its place of pride, particularly the constitution of the governing council under the leadership of the Harvard trained professor Akin Oyebode.

Earlier in his address the chairman EKSU governing council, professor Akin Oyebode affirmed the resolve of the members of the council to reposition the school for infrastructural development and academic excellence.

Prof Oyebode said that all critical stakeholders would be involved in raising the bar of excellence of the school as well as register it as an adorable brand of global reckoning.

A total number of 5963 graduands collected certificates ranging from diploma to Ph.D.

Jolomi Olabode from the Faculty of Agriculture who was announced as the overall best graduating student received various cash gifts while others including excellent scholars; lectures and students were also given awards.

 

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