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Oborevwori approves automatic employment for Delta best graduating student

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Governor Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State has approved automatic employment for Ilebe Joshua, the best graduating student of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka at the institution’s 16th Convocation for the 2022/2023 academic session held on Saturday.

Joshua of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the institution emerged the overall best, having scored 4.83 CGPA.

Governor Oborevwori, in his speech, challenged graduands of the University not to think only of getting paid jobs but to be entrepreneurial in their approach to life.

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While congratulating the graduands who had been found worthy in learning and character for the award of various degrees of the great citadel of learning, Governor Oborevwori, said; “as you launch out into the world today, it is my earnest expectation that you will put to good use the academic knowledge and life lessons you have garnered during your sojourn here.

“Do not think only of getting a paid job; I challenge you to be entrepreneurial in your approach to life. Money is a reward for creating value. One of the things a quality university education does for you is that it makes you see challenges as part of life.

Governor Oborevwori commended the University’s Governing Council and management for the impressive growth recorded by the institution over the years, saying; “this Administration is also committed to sustaining timely and predictable delivery of academic programmes in the state’s tertiary institutions.”

The governor had on his arrival inaugurated the faculty of Science Extension and Microbiology Laboratory Complex executed by the University.

Welcoming guests earlier, Andy Egwunyenga, Professor and Vice-Chancellor of the University, said that a total of 4,776 students were graduated from the 2022/2023 academic session, with total of 730 postgraduate degrees, comprising 99 Doctor of Philosophy, 522 Masters Degrees and 109 Postgraduate Diploma.

The graduands, according to him, included a total of 3,611 first degrees, comprising 54 first class, 1,207 second class honours (upper division), 380 second class honours (lower division) and 380 third class honours.

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He said the University had attained 100% accreditation of all its programmes, adding that it was recently ranked 22nd position out of 133 Nigerian Universities with presence in Scopus, 10th position among the best state- owned universities in the country and best university in the South-South Region by the 2024SciVal Ranking of Nigerian Universities.

The Vice-Chancellor commended Governor Oborevwori, who is the Visitor to the university, for his commitment to the growth and development of the citadel of higher academic learning.