Twenty- Five Students Bag First Class As JABU Churns Out 511 Graduates

Activities lined up to celebrate the 12th Convocation ceremony THE Joseph Ayo Babalola University, (JABU) Ikeji Arakeji, Osun State have begun in earnest.

The programme began with a press conference addressed by the Vice Chancellor of the University,  Prof.  Kola Sonaike

Sonaike said the university is set to graduate 511 students from various departments with 25 students graduating with first class honours.

According to him, 202 of the students graduated with Second class upper, 213 bagged Second class lower, 70 earned third class honourd, while one person graduated with Pass degree.

Sonaike said the best graduating students for the 2020/2021 academic are David Babalola and Peter Abegunrin of Departments od Computer Science and Law respectively, saying the two students graduated with CGPA 4.97 which is a new record since the establishment of the school some 15 years ago.

He added that he school will confer the highest honours on an eminent personality,  the President/Chairman of the Council of Chartered Insurance of Nigeria,  in person of Sir. Muftau Olakunle Oyegunle, who has distinguished himself in his service to our nation and the world at large.

The insurance guru, he added  will be honored with Doctorate degree in Insurance (Honoris Causa) during this Convocation ceremony”

He said the 12th Convocation lecture will be delivered by Prof. Kunle Ogunbameru, of the Department of Sociology and Genrontology, Osun state University, on Thursday, with the topic “Removing the  risks of Retirement in the New Millennium”.

Some of the programmes lined up for the Convocation ceremony include Reunion Service/  football match slated for Wednesday,  19th January,  2022.

He said the Convocation ceremony will come up on Friday,  21st January,  2022, at 11am.

He said the University has recorded unprecedent achievements in the last one year, saying some of the structures had been put in place and will be commissioned during the ceremony.

He however, said that adequate security has been put in place in campus to prevent any incidence that might affect peace and tranquillity in the university, saying the university was leaving no stone unturned to protect the school, students and staff.

He said “The price of peace is eternal vigilance. We cannot say because we are faith based school and leave our borders open. Adequate security measures have been put in place and staff and students of the Institutions have been advised to report any suspicious movement around the campus”