Nineteen students of Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Ikeji-Arakeji, in Osun State would be awarded First Class honours as the institution holds its 10th Convocation on Friday.
Prof. Kola Sonaike, the Vice Chancellor of the university, stated this at Ikeji-Arakeji on Monday during a press briefing heralding the convocation.
Sonaike said that 501 students would be given first degree certificates across 23 undergraduate programmes of the institution while 27 students would be awarded postgraduate certificates.
“The graduands are in the following categories: 19 of the students have secured first class honours; 175 have Second Class honours upper grade, 225 Second Class honours lower grade and 82 have third class grade.
“Another category of 27 students would be awarded postgraduate certificates.
“Seven of them will have postgraduate diploma certificates while the remaining 20 will be given Masters Degree certificates,” he stated.
He said six eminent Nigerians will be conferred with honorary doctorate degree awards on Friday.
“The recipients have actively engaged themselves in the pursuit of service for the global community and humanity.
“They are Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker of House of Representatives, Governor Isiaka Oyetola of Osun and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.
“Others are Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mrs. Victoria Samson, the Managing Director of Bovas Company Limited, and Mr. Emmanuel Aderemi Awode, the Chairman of Chemstar Group of Companies, Lagos,” he said.
The vice-chancellor noted that the best graduating student, Joseph Temitope, in the university had a CGPA of 4.80.