Former Speaker, House of Representative and governor of Sokoto State, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, will on Monday 28th March deliver the convocation lecture of Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State.
The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Bashiru Ademola Raji who disclosed this yesterday while addressing newsmen in Osogbo on the activities lined up for the fourth and fifth convocation ceremony of the university said Tambuwal will speak on the topic: “Religious Tolerance and Challenges of Democratic Governance”.
Professor Raji further disclosed that the Ooni of Ile-Ife, Oba Adeyeye Eniitan Ogunwusi, will lead other prominent traditional rulers in the South West to host the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, who will be conferred a honorary award to be announced during the convocation.
According to him, also to be conferred a honourary award for impacting on the development of Nigeria is the former governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
Giving the breakdown of degrees and awards for the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 academic sessions, Prof. Raji disclosed that 11 students bag First Class Honours, 102, Second Class Upper division, 172, Second Class Lower division while 59 students bag Third Class Honours.
Prof. Raji disclosed that other activities lined up for the ceremony include commissioning and flagging off of some projects and the launching of N5billion endowment fund for the development of the university owned by NASFAT.
He disclosed that the university has been granted permission by the National Universities Commission to embark on postgraduate programmes adding that all the courses offered in the institution are fully accredited.
The Vice Chancellor said in fulfilment of its obligation to impact positively on the host community, the university research group led by Dr. Nusirah Afolabi-Balogun carried out enlightenment exercise and distributed insecticide-treated nets to the host community and environs