11 first class students, others, to graduate

Ajayi Crowther University in Oyo, Oyo State, would be graduating 11 first class out of the 370 graduands.

Samuel Ajayi Crowther University

11 first class students out of 370 graduands will be graduating in Ajayi Crowther University in Oyo, Oyo State iduring the university's forthcoming 7th Convocation slated for Dec. 5.

The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Dapo Asaju said this at a news conference held at the institution on Monday to herald the convocation.

According to him, 68 of the graduands bagged second class upper, 166 made second-class lower, while 113 students graduated with third class.

The institution, was named after Samuel Ajayi Crowther, a renowned black African and first black bishop in the world.

Asaju, who described Crowther, as one of the nation’s greatest personalities in history, commended former President Olusegun Obasanjo for his incisive sense of history, which led to the name of the school.

Asaju said that the institution would soon commence its post- graduate programmes, adding that 70 per cent of its approved post-graduate courses would take-off by March, 2016.

“We have also concluded plans to start the Department of Environmental Sciences.

"Also, we have 110 hectares of land along Oyo-Ogbomoso Expressway where we hope to start our Colleges of Medicine and Agriculture.

“There, we expect that the 64 dioceses will erect at least a building as part of our expansion programme,’’ he said.

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