OOU Joint Convocation: We Are Commited To Seemless Academic Activities, Says Governor Abiodun

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The present administration’s huge investment and commitment to education have made it functional and result-oriented for seamless academic activities in all educational institutions in Ogun State.

State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, who made this known during the 32nd and 33rd joint Convocation ceremonies of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye, said the decision to prioritise education had made the state retain its pride of place in the sector.
Represented by his deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, Governor Abiodun noted that as an administration, deliberate efforts at ensuring that education remained paramount, informed its inclusion of the five-point agenda, reeling out the proactive measures to include, timely approval and disbursement of monthly subvention to all state tertiary institutions, granting bailout funds to mitigate financial challenges, as well as ensuring accreditation of courses.

He reiterated that the Olabisi Onabanjo University was not just a great citadel of learning, where academic excellence and good moral training were incorporated into the students, but also to blaze the trail in the propagation of positive virtues, describing the institution as a beacon of knowledge.

The state’s helmsman promised to continue with the tradition of cash donations of two million naira each to the Overall Best Graduating students in both 2021 and 2022 academic sessions, while the best-graduating student in each faculty would be gifted N500,000.00, appreciating the Pro-chancellor, Chairman Governing Board and the Vice Chancellor for their efforts.

He assured of deploying resources within available means towards the welfare of personnel in the education sector and evolving policies and programmes that would ensure development, advising the graduates to bring to bear the knowledge garnered during their studies to the development of Nigeria.

Speaking, the Pro-Chancellor of the University, Dr Toyin Ashiru, noted that the event marked a
a significant milestone in the history of the institution, disclosed that 10 developmental programmes, among others, were introduced and validated by the Nigerian University Commission (NUC), attributing the sschool’sgiant strides to the support of the state government, governing council, management and students of the University.

Earlier, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ayodeji Agboola, commended the state government for its contributions to the growth and development of the institution, saying the school established a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with research-intensive university and improved the institution’s entrepreneurship programmes, among others, while 15, 428 graduated from both first and second degrees.

Giving a Valedictory Speech, a representative of the Post-Graduate students, DDrOluwakemi Kalejaiye, appreciated Almighty God, Vice-Chancellor, management and lecturers for their efforts towards the success of the programmes, adding that the institution had widened their horizon to be able to face any future challenges.

The highlight of the event was the conferment of an honorary doctorate on the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi and Dr. (Mrs.) Mosun Olukoga.

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