Forty-one students of Lead City University, Ibadan, bagged first class honours at the university’s convocation held on Thursday.
Tribune staffs, Mrs Oyin Olatunji, Mr Wole Efunnuga and Mr Wale Ojo-Lanre were among the total of 838 graduates, which comprised 768 undergraduates and 70 postgraduate students.
As disclosed by Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Kabiru Adeyemo, Ogunsanya Oluwatomisin of the Department of Psychology, with
a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.96 and Azeez Raheem, of the department of Accounting, with a CGPA of 4.86 emerged best graduating students.
Nigerian Tribune quoted Adeyemo as tasking the graduates to shun corruption, nepotism, fraud and other vices but be hardworking, charitable and render selfless service to humanity.
He especially urged them to portray the values of self-reliance, honesty, excellence, self-competence, and self-dependence.
The roll call of academics included Chancellor of the university, Professor Gabriel Ogunmola; Chairman, Governing Council, Professor Jide Owoeye; and Chairman, Board of Trustees, Emeritus Professor J. B. Aladekomo.
Meanwhile, the event also saw Chief of Staff to the Delta State Governor, Mr Tam Brisibe receive the university’s honorary doctorate degree of Science (Governance and Public Administration).
Brisibe, who delivered the convocation’s keynote address, urged Nigerians to shun their typical knack to point out the ills in the society, but see themselves as part of the problem and solution.
He decried the loyalty of many Nigerians to their ethnic group and religion, calling on Nigerians to consider the interests of the nation first before their ethnic or religious leanings.
To the graduating students, Brisibe called for perseverance amid the vicissitudes of the society that they were bound to face.
He, therefore, urged them not to be discouraged but be resolved to commit themselves to the development of the nation.