Management of the Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) has promised to formulate new strategies to ensure both the rich and the poor have access to quality education provided by the institution.
President of the institution and current head of the Christ Apostolic Church, Pastor Samuel Olusegun Oladele, who spoke at its 11th convocation, said the church would continue to provide moral and financial support for the growth of the institution.
Vice -Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Kola Sonaike, said the institution waded through the Coronavirus pandemic challenges to ensure the students got the best of learning.
Sonaike announced that the 21 graduands passed with first class out of the 430 graduands that were awarded first degree and post graduate degrees.
He named Miss Esther Adebusola Fashola of the Department of Mass Communication as the best graduating student with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.89
Sonaike said the COVID-19 lockdown and subsequent global restrictions in movement had significant effect on training delivery and participation of the institution academic staff in conferences, seminars and workshops.
The JABU VC said that the school has been able to secure full accreditation of some courses from the National Universities Commission (NUC).
A total of 181 graduands made Second Class Upper, 157 made Second Class Lower while 36 made Third Class.
Among those conferred with honorary degrees were a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal, Oluseyi Petirin, Managing Director/CEO, First Registrar and Investor Services Limited, Pastor Bayo Olugbemi, Chairman, House Committee on Public Procurement, Hon Oluwole Oke and Chairman, House Committee on NDDC, Hon Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo.
SOURCE: THE NATION