No fewer than 82 students of the Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, on June 27, graduated withfirst class degrees at the institution’s2013/2014 convocation tagged, “The Release of Eagles 2014.”
At the convocation, 1,429 students made up of1,334 undergraduates and 95 postgraduate students received various degrees.
Alma Oputa, a -20-year old lady, emerged the best graduating student for the academic session.Having completed her undergraduate course in Computer Science, she earned an impressive Cumulative Grade Point Average, CGPA, of 4.98. Which makes her the second to have scored such a high CGPA in the history of the University.
In addition to the 82 students that bagged first class honors, 594 bagged second-class upper division honors, 531 bagged second-class lower division honors while 127 bagged third class honors.
David Oyedepo,Chancellor of the University, 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 stated 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 recognized 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,’’ Oyedepo 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 Nigerian universities could be relevant in solving societal problems was to continue to carry out researches that would resolve political and cultural challenges.
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