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42 out of 5,249 students of Ondo varsity bag first-class degrees

42 out of 5,249 students of Ondo varsity bag first-class degrees

Forty-two students out of the 5,249 graduands of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, graduated with a first-class degrees ahead of the institutions 12th convocation ceremony.

Olugbenga Ige, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, stated this on Monday at a press conference, held at the institution Business School, Akure.

He said, “a total of 5,249 graduands from the 2020/2021 set will be honoured this year.

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“The faculty of education leads with 1,202 graduands, followed by Science, Arts, Social Sciences, Administration and Management Sciences, Agriculture, Law, the institute of Part-Time and the institute of education. 180 graduands are receiving postgraduate degrees, with 24 in the PhD category.

“Of the graduating class, 42 achieved First Class; 1,088 in Second Class Upper Division, 2,264 in Second Class Lower Division, and 605 in Third Class.

“As expected, numerous academic prizes, endowed by distinguished individuals and corporate organizations, will be awarded to outstanding graduands who have excelled in their respective fields.”

Ige, therefore, reiterated that the institution remains committed to enhancing the integrity and quality of its academic programmes through continuous staff training, re-invention of programmes, and the establishment of a broad research agenda.