LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)– No fewer than 79 graduands have bagged first class as 5,963 students are set to graduate from Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti at its 27th convocation ceremony on 19 April.
Also, 58 PhD, 86 masters and 63 PGD students would graduate from the college of postgraduate studies at another ceremony on Thursday.
The vice chancellor of EKSU, Professor Edward Olanipekun, made the disclosure at a press conference on 17 April to commence the convocation ceremony.
He also said a former Vice Chancellor, Osun State University, Osogbo, Professor Labode Popoola, would deliver the convocation lecture on the topic, “The University System in Nigeria and the Sustainability Question.”
Olanipekun noted that the recent closure of the university due to students’ unrest over late registration fee had been addressed.
He said students would be called upon to come and write their examinations very soon, in phases.
“I am happy to report that 70 (86.4 per cent) out of our 81 regular academic programmes have full accreditation by the NUC, while eight (9.88 per cent) programmes have interim accreditation and only one (1.23 per cent), has a denial. The remaining two are those that are yet to mature for accreditation,” he added.