Graduates should be assets to society, says VC
• Sanwo-Olu to deliver MTU’s first convocation lecture
Vice Chancellor of Mountain Top University (MTU), Prof. Elijah Ayolabi, has urged education managers across the country to ensure that the graduates they are churning out are productive and valuable individuals who will contribute to the economic prosperity of the country.
Ayolabi said inability to sufficiently prepare the young ones to become self-reliant and useful members of the society is responsible for high number of graduates who have unfortunately become liabilities to the country rather than assets.
He said it was based on this premise that the institution works round the clock through its academic and vocational programmes to ensure that their graduates are creatively equipped to be independent and transform the world around them.
He spoke at the maiden pre-convocation briefing of the school where he announced that governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu would deliver the convocation lecture scheduled for tomorrow titled, “Future of job and the world of work: The need for graduates that are globally competitive.”
He said: “Our graduates are assets, their intellects have been trained in different aspects of life, entrepreneurship, leadership, vocation and soft skills that will help them immensely in their endeavours. I’m confident of this particular set, they are doing excellently well and they can compete anywhere in the world. This is how graduates should be prepared to become assets and not liabilities to the country.”
Stating that all is now ready for the institution to harvest its first fruits, he added that 120 students would receive awards and prizes for successfully completing their first degrees in various programmes.
“Graduating our first set of students at the stipulated time without hitches and disruptions is a huge achievement, especially if one takes into view the rot in our educational system.
Of the 120 graduating students, 22 have first class; 50 second class upper; 47 second class lower while one would be graduating with a third class.
Ayolabi also announced to the gathering that the best graduating student of the school finished with a perfect score of 5.0 CGPA.