The Osun State College has graduated 1946 college students throughout a digital convocation of the establishment, the primary of its form within the historical past of the nation’s public universities in Nigeria.
The establishment awarded 35 First Class on a complete of 1946 graduates throughout its ninth convocation ceremony for 2020, held on Monday.
The Osun State Governor and Customer to Osun State College, Gboyega Oyetola, in his speech, challenged universities within the nation to steer the Nigerian out of the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic ravaging all the world.
He additionally charged the establishments to look inward and make investments extra in analysis, improvements and applied sciences as a everlasting option to put together the world for eventualities that will come sooner or later.
Addressing the members, Governor Oyetola mentioned the time had come for the management of the nation’s tertiary establishments, notably universities, to show their energy find options to the myriad of challenges confronting the nation.
In the identical vein, the Professional-Chancellor and the Chairman Governing Council of Osun State College, Yusuf Ali charged the Federal and the State Governments to extend the extent of fundings to the schools for analysis and Data and Communication Expertise (ICT) infrastructure improvement.
Yusuf defined that COVID-19 had supplied a uncommon alternative for Nigeria universities’ tutorial to affix the bandwagon of different universities everywhere in the world.
In accordance with him, “For us as a College, it was as if we noticed this present pandemic in a crystal ball. Critical effort within the final two years had gone into the event of our ICT infrastructure on all of the campuses and this act of foresightedness had made it doable for the College to conduct the primary ever digital Uniosun ninth Convocation, the primary of its form amongst all the upper establishments in Nigeria.”
The Vice-Chancellor of the Establishment, Professor Labode Popoola, disclosed that the college conferred 35 First Class out of the 1946 graduates through the ninth convocation ceremony for 2020.