Eighty two students of the Covenant University, Ota, Ogun, on Friday bagged first class degrees at its 2013/12014 convocation.The Chancellor of the University, Dr David Oyedepo, disclosed this at the 9th convocation and the conferment of honorary doctorate degrees and presentation of prizes to deserving students and eminent citizens.
NAN reports that 1,429 students comprising 1,334 undergraduates and 95 post graduates received various degrees during the convocation.
In addition to the 82 students that bagged first class honours, 594 bagged second class upper division honours, 531 bagged second class lower division honours while 127 bagged third class honours.
Oyedepo said that the institution in its 12 years of existence had maintained a culture of excellence in education and this had produced significant results.He said the institution had received recognitions nationally and internationally.
He said that for two years running, first class graduates of the institution emerged tops in the Presidential Special Scholarship Scheme for Innovation and Development (PRESSID) in Nigeria (2013 and 2014).
“Our graduates are recognised all over the world while most of them have gained postgraduate admissions to world-class universities where they stamped their indelible footprints in the academia and the world,” he said.
He urged the Federal Government to partner with the nation’s universities to provide solution to the security challenges in the country.He said that the only way the Nigerian universities could be relevant in solving societal problems was to continue to carry out researches that would resolve political and cultural challenges.
Prof. Chance Ayo, the Vice Chancellor of the institution said that the university was committed to producing quality graduates for accelerated national development.