In an anticipated celebration of academic achievements, Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, is gearing up for its 32nd and 33rd convocations, where a total of 11,896 students will be graduating. The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ayodeji Agboola, shared the exciting news during a press briefing held at the university’s Senate building.
Out of the graduating class, 174 students distinguished themselves with First-Class honors, showcasing a remarkable academic accomplishment. Additionally, 112 students will be conferred with various Doctorate Degrees, reflecting the university’s commitment to advanced research and scholarship.
These convocations encompass two academic sessions, spanning 2021/2022 and 2022/2023. Prof Agboola expressed pride in the diverse achievements of the graduating class, emphasizing the importance of nurturing talents and intellectual prowess within the academic community.
During the briefing, the Vice-Chancellor addressed the emerging trend of the “japa syndrome,” cautioning against the potential negative impact on the nation’s culture and development.
He urged individuals to channel their efforts toward nation-building, emphasizing that collective efforts are essential for the country’s growth and development.
The convocation lecture, titled “Mass Exodus of Human Capital in Nigeria: An Anatomical Analysis of the Causes and Effects,” will be delivered by Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN, a distinguished legal luminary.
Noteworthy honors will be bestowed upon Oba Adewale Babatunde Ajayi, the Akarigbo of Remoland, and Mrs. Mosunmola Belo-Olusoga, the immediate past Chairman of the Governing Council and Pro-Chancellor of the University.
Both will receive an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Science for their invaluable contributions to the socio-economic development of the country.
Breaking down the convocation list, Prof Agboola provided detailed statistics for each academic session. For the 2021/2022 session, 7,131 students will graduate, including 76 First-Class graduates, while the 2022/2023 session will see 5,653 graduates, with 98 achieving First-Class honors.
The breakdown further includes distinctions in Second Class Upper, Second Class Lower, Third Class, and Pass grades, reflecting the diverse academic accomplishments of the graduating class.