The Osun state university will on Saturday 21st September graduate one thousand eight hundred and fourteen students with forty-nine of them getting first-class honors in various academic disciplines.
The one thousand eight hundred and fourteen students comprises of nine (9) students with pass, one hundred and ninety four (194) students with a third class, eight hundred and ninety two (892) students with second class lower, six hundred and seventy (670) students with second class upper, and fort nine (49) students with fist-class degrees making a total of Nine thousand nine hundred and fifty-five (9,955) first degrees awarded by the university since its first graduation in 2011.
Professor Labode Popoola, the Vice-Chancellor of Osun State University disclosed this during a press conference to announce the 8th convocation ceremony of the university in Osogbo.
According to him, we are committed to the fulfillment of our mission of creating a unique institution, committed to the pursuit of academic innovation, skill-based training and a tradition of excellence in teaching, research and community service.
“We have over the last one year deployed series of success-driven techniques that have continued to yield positive results as evident in our numerous achievements. Part of our success story in recent time is the invention of the Global Affairs and Sustainable development Institute (GASDI), which was established by the senate of Osun State University in October, 2018 with a mandate to address issues of sustainable development in unique, creative and efficient ways that can fast-track the attainment of the SDGs and unleash development in different communities.
“I am glad to tell you now that the institute is now becoming a center of excellence in postgraduate teaching, research, and societal development in all areas of sustainable development” Poopola added.
Popoola said that the recent birth and approval of two faculties and new departments in the College of Agriculture is also worthy of mention as the university now have Faculty of Agricultural production and management (FAPM) which comprises of the department of Agronomy (AGY), department of Animal sciences (ANS), Department of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness Management (AEM) and department of Agricultural Extension & Rural Development (ARD) and the faculty of renewable natural resources management (RNRM) which comprises of the department of fisheries & Aquatic Resources Management (FAM), department of forest production and products (FPP), department of social and Environmental forestry (SEF) and the Department of Wildlife and Ecotourism Management (WLM)
The management under the leadership of Professor Labode Popola thereby congratulates the graduating students and wishes them well in their future endeavors.