85 bag First Class at FUTA convocation

Akure, March 18, 2017 (TNE): Eighty-five graduating students of the Federal University of Technology (FUTA), Akure, finished in first class, in the 2015/2016 academic session, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Adebiyi Daramola announced on Saturday.
Speaking at the 28th convocation of the school, Daramola said  4,790 students  in various academic disciplines graduated.
He said that 1,044 students made it in second class upper category while  1,274  bagged  second class lower, with  453 and 33 students in  third class and pass divisions.  A total of 112 students obtained the  Ph.D degree.
The vice chancellor, who urged the graduating students to impact positively on their world, also used the occasion  to appeal to the institution’s striking  workers to return.
Also speaking on the occasion  the Chancellor, Alhaji Rilwan Adamu, described the institution as the  best university of technology in Nigeria.
Adamu, who is the Emir of Bauchi, said the university  had impacted on its graduates by promoting self development and community service.
Nigeria, he said, was in  need of  people of goodwill with the  physical and intellectual agility to tackle the current  economic  challenges.
Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on his part, urged the students to  evolve ideas that could make them entrepreneurs.
Mr Alli  Semomhe, the overall best graduating student, said that hard work and prayer made him to achieve the feat.
Semomhe, a 23-year-old graduate of  Electrical Electronics who had 4.89 CGPA, said he was focused  on his  priorities.(TNE)
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