The Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) will graduate 72 first class among 1,042 students that will bag the university’s degrees in the sixth convocation ceremonies slated for Saturday, October 20.
The university, founded by Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), has offered automatic jobs to the first class graduates, being part of the ways to boost their morale and commitments in academic pursuit.
The university will also confer Doctor of Letters (LLD) honorary degree on a former Minister of Agriculture and President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, and the Chief Executive Officer of Channels Television, Mr. John Momoh, to appreciate their contributions to the nation.
At a pre-convocation press conference held in ABUAD Monday, the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Michael Ajisafe, hinged the high turnout of first class graduates on excellent, rigorous and qualitative academic prowess already attained by the institution.
To underscore how serious the management was in terms of the award of degrees, Ajisafe stated that the university has put in place stringent measures that would automatically eject lazy and unruly students from the system.
Ajisafe added: “We have disciplined students here and it has always been the culture of the founder, Aare Afe Babalola, to give automatic jobs to first class students and these 72 will benefit from the gesture.
“Today, ABUAD is the only university in Nigeria that makes its students go to classes between 8am and 3pm and later 7pm to 10pm. There is no room for indolence here. This will automatically frustrate lazy and indolent students. Read more