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FUNAAB seeks restoration of management courses


Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has called on the Visitor to the University, President Muhammadu Buhari, to restore management sciences undergraduate programmes that were delisted in universities of agriculture three years ago.

The chancellor and Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon, the Abasi Otu V, made the call with the pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council, Dr. Aboki Zhawa, yesterday as the university graduated 3,548 students.

At the convocation, the vice chancellor, Prof. Kolawole Salako, explained why the university was conferring honorary doctoral degrees on Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, and Professor Toyin Falola.

Giving a breakdown of the graduands, Salako disclosed that 113 graduated with first class degrees, 1,327 in the second class upper division and 1,533 in the second class lower division.

The VC, who was hosting his first convocation ceremony in the school since he assumed office on November 1, 2017, described the graduands as the best and their degrees well-deserved.

While congratulating the graduands, he charged them to uphold the university’s core value of academic and moral excellence in their endeavours, pointing out that “these will distinguish you among your peers and make you very good ambassadors of the university.”

Explaining the rationale behind the doctors of letters honorary degree conferred on Soyinka and Falola, the VC stated that “there is a nexus between science and humanities.”

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