Officials of Fountain University at the press briefing on Monday.

No fewer than 17 students bagged first class as the Fountain University, Osogbo holds its sixth convocation ceremony.

Also, 78 graduated with second class-upper; and 84 students have second class-upper division students.

The acting Vice-Chancellor of the Fountain University, Prof. Abdullateef Usman, announced this during a press conference held as part of activities for the sixth convocation ceremony of the university.

The acting VC said the institution would  be graduating 198 students from the Colleges of Management Science, Social Science and Natural and Applied Science.
According to him, the graduates produced by the institution are not only industry ready but also God-fearing.

He said, “The University is graduating a total number of one hundred and ninety-eight (198) students, out of which there are 17 First Class; 78 are in Second Class Upper Division; while 84 are placed in the Second Class Lower Division; and 19 were in the Third Class category. These are students who have completed their studies, satisfied all requirements for the awards in various disciplines and are found worthy in learning and character for the 2015/2016 academic sessions.

“In the College of Management and Social Sciences (COMAS), there are 134 graduating students with 9 of them in First Class, 58 placed in the Second Class Upper Division, and 57 in Second Class Lower Division. 10 graduands are in Third Class. Out of the nine students on First Class, 6 are in Accounting, and 3 in Economics.

“In the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CONAS), 64 students are graduating. This is made up of 8 First Class, 20 Second Class Upper Division, and 27 Second Class Lower Division while 9 are in Third Class. The distribution of First Class into departments is as follows: Microbiology as well as Industrial and Environmental Chemistry has one each, Biochemistry and Nutrition 4 while Computer Science has two.”

He added that the result was an evidence of the University’s commitment to academic excellence in terms of delivery of lectures, tutorials, conduct of practical sessions and research.

Giving the programme of events for the convocation and award ceremony, he said, “This briefing represents the first in the sequence of activities lined up for this convocation. The award of degrees and prizes would be preceded by a three activity program which will Insha Allah start on Friday with a Jumaat Prayer here in Fountain University. 

“On Saturday, the convocation programs will continue with the convocation lecture which has been scheduled for 10am at Amina Namadi Sambo Multipurpose Hall. I am happy to inform you that the convocation lecturer is Professor, Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, mni, MFR. He is the Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC). The lecture promises to be educative and revealing. I hope you will all be opportune to attend.”

He stated that the two eminent Nigerians would be recognised and honoured for their humanitarian contribution to the growth of education in the country.

“At this 6th convocation ceremony, the university will be conferring honourary degrees on two eminent Nigerians who have impacted meaningfully on our country. The first is Alhaji Sakariyau Olayiwola Babalola, the Deputy President-General of Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA).He will be conferred with a Doctor of Science.  The second personality, Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali SAN, who is the Pro Chancellor, Osun State University will be conferred with Doctor of Letters,” he added.

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