Friday, 24 June 2016

Ekiti State University Holds 21st Convocation Ceremony (Photos)

The 21st convocation service held at the main auditorium today 24th June, 2016. Some of the dignitaries at the event were the executive Governor of Ekiti State, Gov Peter Ayodele Fayose, represented by his deputy, Prof. Olusola Eleka, his royal majesty, Oba Adegoke Olu Adeyemi, the Alara of Aramoko ekiti, the school vice Chancellor himself and other important people.

At the course of the event, Oba Adegoke was confirmed the Chancellor of the institution and the VC pledged his support to him. The Chancellor himself swear to uphold and preserve the legacy and laws of the institution.

Also in the remarks of the VC, he made it known that EKSU is the only most favoured by African Union, he also stated that there are ongoing renovation of of more than 38 lecture theaters and construction of lecture halls and that there are about 43 research proposals worth more than 40 million and 30 million fund from the Nigerian institution for research.

He also stated that a student of education won gold medal in tennis match in Nigeria and will soon represent Nigeria in South Africa and so for EKSU has given her scholarship till she finishes her programme in the institution.

Various institutions also sent their good will messages, some of which are: Unijos, Osun State University of Ibadan, West Spring University Benin, Eboyi state University, Mikel Otedola University Epe, Otedola College of Education Oro, Kwara State College of Education, Adeniran Ogunsanya University Ilorin, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education Oyo.

The VC later read his address and in his speech, he appreciated everyone for coming and made it known that the convocation is his first as a Vice Chancellor of the institution, he made the numbers of graduating students known as thus: 3058 full time students, 392 sandwiches, 10613 affiliated students, 689 diploma, 78 PhD, 366 masters, 137 professors, 118 postgraduate diploma.

He also stated that the school has a total number of 24 first class students but 2 emerge as the best students, one from engineering and the other from management sciences, 573 second class upper, 1647 second class lower, 747 third class and 67 pass.

He also stated that the school is working on a bread production and sachet water production and by latest by next year, people would see the production of it in the school premises and outside the school, and as well the school block industry would be the one to be used for whatever construction the school would do.

He also noted that the school has constructed hostel of 20000 capacity to reduce the housing problems and this rooms would be occupied by the 100 levels and finalists from few months to come. He also stated the completion of the library with well equipped ICT access, and also the school is about to have a bookshop and musical equipments with the band.

Later the graduants were called according to their facultiesand were confirmed bachelors of their respective faculties by their various deans of faculties.To the presentation of prizes, various prizes were distributed to different students by various personnel, and it happens that some students got more than one presents.

At the end of everything the lady that was confirmed as thebest student Olalere Hellen from management sciences was called to deliver the benedictory address on behalf of the other graduating students.

Opeyemi Agbaje O
Ojo Margaret T.
EKSU-SU Press.

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