CONVOCATION: Ekiti Varsity Set To Honour Prominent Nigerians, Produces Over 90 First Class …As VC highlights achievements, to convoke 10,000 graduands (Watch Video)

  • By Demola Atobaba, Ado-Ekiti

All road leads to Ado-Ekiti as the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti will on Wednesday and Thursday this week hold their 28th edition of convocation ceremony to honour some personalities within and outside the state.



Addressing newsmen at a press conference held on Monday at New Senate Chamber to herald various programmes lined-up for the 28th convocation program, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Edward Olanipekun who warmly welcome guests to the event thanked God for His mercy over the University community.

He disclosed that the likes of renowned clergyman from RCCG, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, former governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, popular photographer; Prince Julius Adeluyi and Princess Folorunso Alakija will be conferred with Honorary Doctorate Degrees.

Prof. Olanipekun while highlighting the achievements during his tenure as the Vice Chancellor of the institution said, “It gladdens my heart to inform this august gathering that virtually all our programmes in the university are accredited by the National University Commission (NUC). The total number of academic programmes is 89, number with full accreditation status 70, number with interim accreditation status 08, number with denied accreditation status 01 and number yet to mature for accreditation 10.

As EKSU marks its 28th Convocation ceremony, the VC maintained that a total numbers of 91 students bagged First Class from the school and will be duly recognize during and that no fewer than ten thousand (10,000) graduates of the institution will be awarded various degrees ceremony during the ceremony.

His words: “The administration under my leadership has placed premium on the quality of our programmes vis-à-vis teaching, learning and research, Aside NUC accreditation, programmes such as MBBS, Nursing Science, engineering and law are accredited by their relevant professional bodies. I make bold to say that we have laid a solid foundation for these programmes to have an easy sail at future accreditations.

“As part of the efforts put in place by the current university administration to make our university a top-notch, a number of academic programmes at undergraduate and Postgraduate levels were recently approved by the NUC to commence with effect from the 2023/2024 academic session”.

Olanipekun also hinted that the number of First Degree graduands are 10,894, of which 91 made First-Class, 3,262 Second Class, 6,411 Lower Class, 747 Third Class and 4 Pass; while 155 students graduated from college of Postgraduate Studies.

Addressing the issue of insecurity around the university community, Olanipekun warned those who may have the intention of indulging in admission fraud, adding that no hidden place for any criminals or criminalities around the campus premises and on no account should applicants seek information about admission from anyone, all information are on the institution website, that admission is not for sale in EKSU and that the management will continue to do their best so that people won’t fall victim.

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