31 stu­dents bag first class at Achiev­ers Univer­sity

The Punch - - HIGHER EDUCATION - Peter Dada, Akure

No fewer than 31 stu­dents of the Achiev­ers Univer­sity, Owo, Ondo State, got first class out of the 340 stu­dents that grad­u­ated from the in­sti­tu­tion.

This was dis­closed by the Vice Chan­cel­lor of the univer­sity, Prof. Tunji Ibiyemi, at the sev­enth con­vo­ca­tion and 10th an­niver­sary of the in­sti­tu­tion, held on the cam­pus on Satur­day.

The don said the school was aim­ing at be­ing the best univer­sity in Nige­ria and in Africa and one of the best in the world in the near­est fu­ture, adding that the univer­sity would not re­lent in its ef­forts to pro­duce the best grad­u­ates for the coun­try.

He said, “A to­tal of 340 grad­u­at­ing stu­dents of the 2016/ 2017 set drawn from 12 aca­demic pro­grammes from two col­leges are be­ing rep­re­sented to­day for the award of Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence de­gree .”

The Pro-chan­cel­lor and Chair­man of Coun­cil of the univer­sity, Dr. Bode Ay­orinde, re­it­er­ated the re­solve of the in­sti­tu­tion to pur­sue its vi­sion of be­com­ing the best univer­sity in Africa and one of the best in the world.

Ay­orinde, who is also a mem­ber of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, said the in­sti­tu­tion had what it takes in terms of in­tegrity of coun­cil and man­age­ment, strength of char­ac­ter and strong part­ner­ship with par­ents in driv­ing the univer­sity.

He said,“the coun­cil will leave no stone un­turned in fund­ing the post­grad­u­ate col­lege and re­search. We do not plan to build Achiev­ers Univer­sity in a day but very soon this in­sti­tu­tion will grad­u­ate to be­come the best in Nige­ria, the best in Africa and one of the best in the world.”

In his re­marks, the ondo State Gover­nor, Mr. Ro­timi Ak­eredolu, im­lored the grad­u­at­ing stu­dents not wait for the scarce white col­lar job but to learn how to be self-re­liant.

“En­trepreneur­ship is the key, gov­ern­ment can­not give all of you job, you must know what you can do for your­selves and I want you to be­come van­guard of na­tion builders,” Ak­eredolu said.

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