By Niyi Olutunde, Akure
Twenty two (22) students will bag the first class honours degree at the Achievers University Owo, Ondo state combined 8th and 9th Convocation ceremonies for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 academic sessions holding on Saturday November 9, 2019.
Briefing journalists on Monday in Owo, the Vice Chancellor of the private university, Engr. Prof Tunji Ibiyemi said no fewer than 400 students will be graduating.
Giving a breakdown of the class of degrees, he said 22 finished in the First Class division, 217, with Second Class Upper, 130 Second Class Lower, while the remaining 31 are Third Class division.
According to him, the first set of postgraduate, totaling 48 will be presented for the award of Master of Science in the following programmes, Accounting, Business Administration and Computer Science.
Professor Ibiyemi added that four illustrious Nigerians will be conferred with Achievers University honorary doctorate degrees in recognition of their tremendous contributions to the development of the nation in their different areas of endeavor.
They are: Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara Former Speaker, House of Representative, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal Executive Governor, Sokoto state, Bishop Hassan Matthew Kukah Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto and Mrs. Olusola Momoh Vice Chairman, Channels Media Group.
He said a number of projects which include the new ultra-modern 810 bed space hostel accommodation for female students has just been added in line with the school continual physical infrastructure development drive.
Prof. Ibiyemi also said that the institution has formally established academic linkage and collaboration with two foreign universities, USA and Kenya for exchange of students and staff and research collaboration.
“Our MoU with the university in USA includes 50% fee rebate for any graduate of Achievers University who wants to do their postgraduate programme in that university in USA.” he said.
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