The Vice-Chancellor of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Prof Ayodeji Agboola, on Wednesday, said that a total number of 11,896 would be graduating during the 32nd and 33rd convocations of the university scheduled for next week out of which 174 made First Class while 112 will be awarded various Doctorate Degrees
The convocations cover two academic sessions of 2021/2022 as well as 2022/2023.
Agboola disclosed this during a press briefing held on Wednesday at the conference room of the Senate building of the university.
The vice-chancellor warned against the japa syndrome, saying the trend may lead to the disarticulation of the country’s rich culture and development.
“Rather than to flee the country in the name of japa, we had better see how we can all develop this nation and make it great because no foreigners is coming to do this for us,” he said.
The vice-chancellor said the convocation lecture with the title “Mass Exodus of Human Capital in Nigeria: An Anotomical Analysis of the Causes and Effects” would be delivered by the legal luminary, Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN.
The Akarigbo of Remoland and Chairman of Ogun State Council of Traditional Rulers, Oba Adewale Babatunde Ajayi, as well as the immediate past Chairman, Governing Council and Pro-Chancellor of the University, Mrs Mosunmola Belo-Olusoga, will be honoured with the Honourary Doctorate Degree in Science for their invaluable contributions to improving on the socio-economic development of the country.
Giving breakdown of the convocation list, Agboola said “I am pleased to inform you that a total number of 6131 and 5653 will convoke for the 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 academic session respectively.
“The breakdown shows that in the 2021/2022 academic session, there are 76 graduands that earned First Class, 1756 in Second Class Upper Division, 3203 in Second Class Lower Division, 884 had Third Class while 95 had a Pass Grade.
“And for the 2022/2023 academic session, 98 graduands earned First Class, 1536 made Second Class Upper Division, 2982 are in Second Class Lower, 651 had Third Class while 51 had Pass grade.”