Babcock University has graduated a total of 2, 079 graduates comprising 1, 660 undergraduate and 419 postgraduate. Of this number, 82 reportedly made First Class.
A statement from the university indicated that the Department of Mass Communication produced the overall best graduate student in the person of Okunola Teslimat Temitayo with a CGPA of 4.91 on a scale of 5, as well as the overall best postgraduate student in the PhD programme in the person of Olomojobi Femi (PhD) with a CGPA of 4.81 on a scale of 5.
Also, Amarachukwu Peace of Public Health department was overall best Master’s degree graduate with a CGPA of 4.77 on a scale of 5 while Okunola Teslimat Temitayo also won the President’s award for the best performance in leadership, academic, community and spiritual services.
Speaking at the 19th undergraduate and 10th postgraduate 2nd Virtual Convocation ceremony, which took place on Sunday, June 26, 2021, President/Vice Chancellor, Professor Ademola Tayo, described the ceremony as a defining moment in the life of the university having adopted a phased resumption to push through the session despite the enormous disruption occasioned by Covid-19.
He congratulated the students and the teeming university community for their immense contribution to the achievements recorded by the institution.
Professor Tayo said the University would continue to pursue the path of excellence with passion and spirituality, urging the graduates not to keep their eyes on the things that were transient but on those wholesome values and virtues that they derived from the institution.
He stated that Nigeria’s developmental challenges awaited their contributions in the form of solutions.
“You are the solutions. Unleash your ingenuity and the knowledge you have acquired here on the world and make it a better place,” he said.
The Vice Chancellor added that the university’s academic programmes were fully accredited by the National Universities Commission, (NUC), International Board of Education (IBE) and the Adventist Accrediting Association (AAA).
In addition, he said the fully equipped Babcock University Centre for Open and Distance eLearning Centre was ready to provide opportunities for many desiring to advance their academic career outside the walls of the university as soon as the NUC gives the nod for the centre to commence academic activities.
“Also, the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences Classroom, offices and workshops are being prepared for NUC’s Resource visit to enable the commencement of the programme in environmental sciences,” he said.