Thu. Sep 20th, 2018

43 bag First Class as OOU graduates 5,809 students

No fewer than 43 students will graduate
with First Class at a combined convocation
ceremony of the Olabisi Onabanjo University ,
Ogun State .
The Vice- Chancellor of the university, Prof .
Saburi Adesanya , gave the breakdown while
addressing newsmen ahead of the
convocation scheduled to begin on January
25 .
He said that out of the 5 , 809 students
expected to graduate, 110 will be awarded
post graduate diplomas ; 329 will receive
Masters degrees and 41 will bag doctorate
degrees .
He added that 811 students will graduate in
the Second Class Upper division ; 2 , 319 in
Second Class Lower division ; and 1 , 192
Third Class and 20 got pass .
Speaking on the challenges faced by the
university, he appealed to Nigerians to
partner the OOU by sponsoring researches .
He also noted that the university experienced
low patronage as a result of its previous
unstable calendar.
The VC advised government at all levels to
ensure proper budgeting for research and
funding for universities .
He said , “ The support from government is
low and we must realise that there is no
government that can fund education totally .
Universities require a lot of funding. They will
always need more money to meet up with the
requirements of the 21 st century .
“ We appeal to wealthy Nigerians to invest
and donate to the university. They should
emulate the habit of leaving a legacy in the
“ We need donors and entrepreneurs that can
partner with the university on research . We
have a lot of things in the pipeline to ensure
that our research goes to the next level . ”
He lamented the instability in the academic
calendar of many universities in the country,
adding that it was affecting the quality of
their output .
He said , “ When we are not running a normal
academic calendar, when the infrastructures
are not there, you cannot get the result you
want . The condition that comes with
TETfund is that you can ’ t get grant for a
research if you don ’ t finish one but with
strike actions , it will be difficult to complete

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