By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo
Fifty-one students of Osun State University (UNIOSUN) have bagged First Class Honour out of 3,164 students for the combined fourth and fifth convocation of the university, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of the school, Prof. Oguntola Alamu said on Friday, March 4, 2016.
Alamu said this while briefing journalists on the forthcoming combined convocation ceremony billed for March 8th and 9th, alongside a Convocation Lecture at university Main campus in Osogbo.
The VC said the fourth and fifth convocation has total of 3,164 students from six faculties, for the 2013/2014, and 2014/2015 academic sessions.
While disclosing that 27 students bagged a first class honour for the 2013/2014 session, Adamu added that 24 students had first class in the 2014/2015 academic session.
According to him, the university awarded grades base on the performance of students in line with their academic quality.
The VC said the institution in its tradition of excellence in teaching and character modelling had been able to produce intellectuals that were making wave all over the world.
Alamu maintained that the university remained focused, and committed to full implementation and evaluation of the University 2012-2016 Strategic plan.
He said: “Since the last convocation ceremony in 2014, Osun State University has continued to make progress in teaching, research, community service, physical and infrastructural development.”
“The 2014/2015 academic session witnessed the resuscitation of Entrepreneurial Training for the final year students, in line with the mission of the university.
I am delighted to inform you that most of the graduands will be collecting two certificates by the end of this ceremony- Bachelor’s degree certificate and the Entrepreneurship skill set certificate,” Alamu said.
He said the Convocation Lecture titled: “Sustainable Tertiary Education in Post -Oil Nigeria” will be delivered by Prof. Micheal Faborode, who is the Secretary General, Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities on March 6, among other activities.