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31 bag first class at Achievers University 7th convocation


Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State

No fewer than 31 students have been awarded First Class degrees at the Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State.

A total of 340 students from 12 academic programmes were also presented first degrees during the school’s seventh convocation ceremony held recently.

According to the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Tunji Ibiyemi, 202 students graduated with Second Class Honours (Upper Division), while 93 and 14 students graduated with Second Class Honours (Lower Division) and Third Class respectively.

Ibiyemi urged the students to transform and update the knowledge they acquired from the school to enviable community service, delivered with impeccable integrity to becoming outstanding leaders.


According to the VC, academic development of the University started in 2008 with 12 academic undergraduate programmes distributed into two colleges and 10 departments.

He noted that at 10, the academic programmes currently running in the University are: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Mass Communications, Political Science, Internatíonal Relations, Sociology, Criminology and Security studies, Biomedical Engineering, Computer engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Geology, Computer Science, Medical Laboratory Science, Nursing Science and LAW; Private and Business Law, Public and International Law.

Ibeyemi said the National Universities Commission (NUC) in 2017/2018 academic session granted approval to the University for the commencement of postgraduate programmes in M.Sc. Accounting, M.Sc/MBA Business Administration and M.Sc Computer Science.

In his address, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr. Bode Ayorinde urged the graduating students to conduct themselves as achievers as they open another chapter in their life.

“As we release you to the outside world, please remember you are achievers and behave and conduct yourself as achievers, dream it and work towards it,” he said adding that they have what it takes to conquer the world,” he said.

As part of the events, to mark the anniversary and 7th Convocation, the school awarded honorary degrees to Emeritus Professor David Adedayo Ijalaiye, Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler and a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aishatu Jibril Dukku.

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