Tuesday, September 22, 2020

UNIOSUN holds virtual convocation for 1946 graduates

The Osun State University has graduated 1946 students during a virtual convocation of the institution, the first of its kind in the history of the nation’s public universities in Nigeria.

The institution awarded 35 First Class on a total of 1946 graduates during its 9th convocation ceremony for 2020, held on Monday.

The Osun State Governor and Visitor to Osun State University, Gboyega Oyetola, in his speech, challenged universities in the country to lead Nigeria out of the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the entire world.

He also charged the institutions to look inward and invest more in research, innovations and technologies as a permanent way to prepare the world for eventualities that may come in the future.

Addressing the participants, Governor Oyetola said the time had come for the leadership of the nation’s tertiary institutions, particularly universities, to prove their strength in finding solutions to the myriad of challenges confronting the country.

In the same vein, the Pro-Chancellor and the Chairman Governing Council of Osun State University, Yusuf Ali charged the Federal and the State Governments to increase the level of fundings to the universities for research and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure development.

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