At the Achievers University 7th Convocation in Owo, Ondo State, 31 students graduated with First Class Honours. A total of 340 students from 12 academic programmes were presented first degrees during the school’s seventh convocation ceremony held recently.

While speaking at the event, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Tunji Ibiyemi said that 202 students graduated with Second Class Honours (Upper Division), while 93 and 14 students graduated with Second Class Honours (Lower Division) and Third Class respectively.

Prof. Ibiyemi encouraged the students to transform and update the knowledge they acquired from the school to impactful community service, delivered with impeccable integrity to become outstanding leaders.

The VC also stated that academic development of the University started in 2008 with 12 academic undergraduate programmes distributed into two colleges and 10 departments.

He further stated that at 10, the academic programmes currently running in the University are: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Mass Communications, Political Science, Internatíonal Relations, Sociology, Criminology and Security Studies, Biomedical Engineering, Computer engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Geology, Computer Science, Medical Laboratory Science, Nursing Science and LAW; Private and Business Law, Public and International Law.

Prof. Ibiyemi also said the National Universities Commission (NUC) in 2017/2018 academic session granted approval to the University for the commencement of postgraduate programmes in M.Sc. Accounting, M.Sc/MBA Business Administration and M.Sc Computer Science.

While speaking at the event, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr Bode Ayorinde also encouraged and advised the graduating students to conduct themselves as achievers as they open another chapter in their life.

“As we release you to the outside world, please remember you are achievers and behave and conduct yourself as achievers, dream it and work towards it,” he said adding that they have what it takes to conquer the world.

As part of the events, to mark the anniversary and 7th Convocation, the school also awarded honorary degrees to Emeritus Professor David Adedayo Ijalaiye, Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler and a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aishatu Jibril Dukku.

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