30 bag First Class as 19-year-old emerges JABU best graduating student
A total of 30 students of the Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State, bagged First-Class degree honours during the institution’s 2021/2022 convocation.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Olasebikan Fakolujo, disclosed this during the 13th convocation ceremony and conferment of first and higher degrees, as well as presentation of prizes.
Fakolujo, who explained that the graduands cut across five colleges of the institutions, stressed that out of the 481 students who graduated in the academic session, 88 were postgraduate students in 15 various disciplines.
He disclosed that 179 students bagged Second Class Upper Honours, 210 students awarded Second Class Lower, while 59 students were received Third Class and three were in the Pass category.
The vice chancellor added that no fewer than five academic courses were accredited in 2022 by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
On his part, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, JABU, Pastor Olusegun Oladele, said the vision of the founding fathers of the institution was to produce intellectuals with spiritual inclination that would impact the world positively.
Oladele, who is the President of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), said JABU was not just a higher institution, but also a crucible in which men and women of character, integrity and enterprise were formed.
Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the university, Prof. Anthony Imevbore, appealed to the Federal Government to extend the funding of universities and TETfund review to private universities, saying that private universities contributed immensely to all sectors in the country.
Meanwhile, 19-year-old Oluwagbemiga Akinseye has emerged the institution’s best graduating student in the 2021/2022 academic session.
Akinseye, who achieved the feat with the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.87, said his driving force was to please his parents for paying much money as his school fees.
“My initial motivation was fear. I went to public secondary school before I gained admission to JABU where I started paying N500, 000 as school fee. I decided to brace up so that I would not lose my parents,” he said.