By Kazeem Badmus
A total of 17 students bagged First Class honours at the Fountain University Osogbo.
This was disclosed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Amidu Sanni during the 12th convocation of the institution held on Saturday, January 14.
Sanni disclosed that the school has a total of 259 graduating students.
He said for the 2021/2022 session, a total of 240 graduating students would be conferred with their first degree in various disciplines and 19 at the Postgraduate level, precisely Master’s Degree.
The breakdown, according to Sanni, is 17 in First Class, 88 in Second Class Upper, 107 Second Class Lower, and 28 in Third Class.
Sanni urged the graduating students to be good ambassadors of the institution.
In his goodwill message, the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Abubakar Rasheed, said the Federal Government is working round the clock to ensure that no industrial action is witnessed in the nation’s universities as experienced last year.
Rasheed tasked Nigerian students not to be discouraged by the challenges they are facing but to be determined to overcome them.
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, Chief Of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao, a former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Jubrila Ayinla, and two others were conferred with honorary doctorate degrees at the event.
Meanwhile, a professor of Food Science and Technology, Ramota Olayinka Karim has been appointed the fourth Vice Chancellor of the University.
Karim will succeed Sani whose tenure will lapse on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.
The academician emerged as the VC at a meeting of the Governing Council of Fountain University, Osogbo, held on Monday, 9 January 2023.