Babalola, Ali bag honourary degrees as Fountain University holds 6th convocation
Posted by News Express | 10 January 2017 | 2,064 times
The Deputy President-General of Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sakariyau Olayiwola Babalola and the Pro Chancellor of Osun State University, Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali (SAN), would be conferred with honorary degrees at the 6th convocation of Fountain University, Osogbo.
The acting Vice-Chancellor of the Fountain University, Prof. Abdullateef Usman, said Babalola would be conferred with Doctor of Science while Ali would be honoured with Doctor of Lettersrespectively for their contribution to educational development in the country.
The VC said out of the 198 gradunads, 17 made First Class; 78 finished with Second Class Upper Division while 84 graduated with Second Class Lower Division and 19 completed their degrees with Third Class category.
According to him, the students completed their studies, satisfied all requirements for the awards in various disciplines and are found worthy in learning and character for the 2015/2016 academic sessions.
According to him, “In the College of Management and Social Sciences (COMAS), there are one hundred and thirty-four (134) graduating students with Nine (9) of them in First Class, fifty-eight (58) placed in the Second Class Upper Division, and fifty-seven (57) in Second Class Lower Division. Ten (10) graduands are in Third Class. Out of the nine students on First Class, Six (6) are in Accounting, and three (3) in Economics.
“In the College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CONAS), Sixty four (64) students are graduating. This is made up of eight (8) First Class, twenty (20) Second Class Upper Division, and twenty-seven (27) Second Class Lower Division while nine (9) are in Third Class. The distribution of First Class into departments is as follows:
Microbiology as well as Industrial & Environmental Chemistry has one each, Biochemistry and Nutrition four (4) while Computer Science has two (2)”, he said.
Professor AbdulLateef Usman said the university was committed to academic excellence in terms of delivery of lectures, tutorials, conduct of practical sessions and research as well as entrepreneurial studies.