The Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi and other eminent Nigerians are to recieve honourary awards at the 23rd convocation ceremonies of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti.
Oba Ogunwusi, is to be honoured with a Doctorate degree in Public Administration at the ceremonies slated for June 23, 2018.
The former Registrar of West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and that of University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, Chief Alex Ajayi, Mr. Abiodun Adedapo, Dr. Olasehinde Olatunji, Mr. Israel Ovirih and Dr. Falil Ayo Abina, are to be honoured with Doctor of Public Administration, Doctor of Finance, Doctor of Public Administration and Doctor of Economics, respectively.
The University’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele, who spoke at a pre-convocation press conference in Ado Ekiti yesterday, said the institution had set up work-study programme, where indigent students would work for the institution and get paid on monthly basis to finance their education to reduce drop out on account of poverty.
The EKSU’s vice chancellor disclosed that a total of 9,796 students will be graduated, out of which 49 bagged First Class honour degrees.
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Bandele said the university just secured full accreditation for 35 courses with three placed on interim status by National Universities Commission (NUC), saying this will boost academic performances in the institution when students realise that they have good prospects.He said the foregoing achievements were a follow up to the approval given by NUC for the running of 11 new courses, these included: Insurance, Actuarial Science, Library and Information Science, Marketing, Cooperative and Rural Development and Tourism Studies.
Others, according to the Vice Chancellor were: Educational Technology, Entrepreneurship, Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Anatomy and Philosophy.
“The reason for these new courses is that, we are in the world of competition. Our people need a break away from traditional courses to make them competitive in this 21st century economy”, he said.
The VC added that the university is making good exploits in academics, with many of its academic staff and students leading in national and global academic competitions.
He said one of the students of the university, Tosin Oribamise, is to represent Nigeria and Africa in Table Tennis Competition in Argentina in October.
“We are really committed to contribute to our environment. The EKSU Water, EKSU blocks and books have taken over the market in Ekiti and our bakery will soon take off.
“This is part of the ways to ensure that we shore up our IGR to be able to meet demands of academics, staff and other things that will promote this university and make them competitive in the labour market”, he said.
Also,The Ekiti State University, wishes to inform all graduands, parents, guardians and the general public as well as friends of the University that the activities marking its 23rd Convocation Ceremonies will take place as scheduled below:
TUESDAY, 19TH JUNE, 2018
(I) Event: Vice-Chancellor’s Press Conference
Venue: New Senate Chamber Time: 10.00 am
(ii) Event: Convocation Play
Title: Trial of Brother Jero Venue: Main Auditorium Time: 12.00Noon
(iii) Event: Football Match Venue: Sports Pavillon Time: 3:00p.m.
WEDNESDAY, 20TH JUNE, 2018
(i) Event: Environmental Sanitation
(ii) Event: Vice-Chancellor’s Reception
Venue: 3,000-Lecture Theatre, University Main Campus, Ado – Ekiti Time:
THURSDAY, 21ST JUNE, 2018
(i) Event: Convocation Lecture
Lecturer: Professor Peter Okebukola, OFR (Former Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC) & Pro-Chancellor, Crawford University, Igbesa, Ogun State)
Topic: Can the dry bones rise again? a peep into the Revitalization
Story of the Nigerian University System
Venue: Main Auditorium
Time: 12:00 Noon
(ii) Event: Alumni Night Venue: 3,000-Seater Lecture Theatre Time: 4:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, 22ND JUNE, 2018
(I) Event: Conferment of First Degrees and Award of Prizes Venue: University Main Auditorium Time: 10:00 a.m
(ii) Event: Dinner for the friends of the University Venue: New Senate Chamber Time: 4.00p.m
SATURDAY, 23RD JUNE, 2018
(I) Event: Award of Honorary Degree, Conferment of Higher Degrees,
Postgraduate Diplomas and Award of Prizes
Venue: University Main Auditorium
Time: 10.00 a.m.
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(I) The Convocation ceremonies will involve the students who graduated from the University in the 2016 /2017 academic session in all programmes.
(ii) Academic robes and invitation cards will be available for collection from Faculty Officers/Secretaries of Faculties/Schools/ /Programmes from Monday, 11th June, 2018 upon payment of the following prescribed charges (excluding commission):
First Degree/Diplomas – N 7,500.00 Master’s/Post Graduate Diplomas – N12,500.00
Ph.D. Degree – N25,000.00
METHOD OF PAYMENT
(a) Kindly pay the stipulated amount into EKSU IGR Account No. 1008844821 in any branch of UBA Plc stating clearly your Name, Matriculation Number, Faculty, Department and year of graduation at the top of the Teller.
(b) The printed receipt of payment for robes should be kept intact as it will be required for collection of certificates/transcripts in future.
(iii) The deadline for the submission of academic robes is Tuesday, 19th June, 2018, after which a late submission charge of Two Thousand, Five Hundred Naira (N2,500.00) per day will be paid.
(iv) Damage or loss of an academic robe will attract a penalty of N50,000.
(I) Granduands who have completed their clearance will be eligible to collect their certificates during convocation with the payment of Fifteen Thousand Naira (N15,000) only. The payment of fifteen thousand naira (N15,000) is a concession for those who attend the convocation ceremonies only. The amount will revert to N25,000 after the Convocation Ceremonies.
1. Original Statement of Result/Notification of Result;
2. Student’s Identity Card or letter of Identification from the Department;
3. Two Passport Photographs;
4. Payment of N15,000 into EKSU IGR Account Number (UBA)1008844821
5. Evidence of Clearance from (a) Alumni Office; (b) Advancement Centre and (c) Academic Affairs office
INVITATION CARDS FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS
Each graduand is entitled to two invitation cards. The invitation cards and a set of academic robe would be available for collection on presentation of receipt. Convocation Brochure will be distributed to accredited graduating students inside the hall.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Samuel Oye Bandele congratulates the graduating students on behalf of the University Community and wishes all participants a wonderful ceremony.