No fewer than 27 students of the Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State, are said to have graduated with first class honours in the 2020/2021 Academic Session.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Samuel Aje, made this known on Monday while speaking with newsmen regarding the oncoming 11th convocation ceremony of the institution.
Also, the VC noted that a total of 434 students would be awarded first degrees in the convocation ceremony.
He said, “This convocation marks the graduation of 434 students in various disciplines in the college of social and management sciences, the college of engineering technology and the college of natural and applied sciences of this university.
“Out of the number, a total of 27 students made first class.”
However, Aje disclosed that the institution had begun to offer scholarships to the students in 10 departments of the institution, saying over 200 students are already enjoying the scholarship.
“In the 2020/academic session, we embarked on the journey of offering scholarships/free tuition to all students of our highly respected programmes, namely, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Political Science, Public Administration, Sociology, Plant Science, Biotech Industrial Chemistry, and Geology.
“Indeed, 280 students were given admission and are enjoying the scholarship/tuition-free arrangement. This arrangement provides an opportunity to students who, under normal circumstances, would not have had access to a choice university of this nature,” the Achievers University boss stated.
As part of the convocation ceremony activities, a former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, would deliver the convocation lecture titled, ‘Diversity, education and autonomy’.