The management of ekiti state university(EKSU) have announced that 5859 students will be graduating at a convocation ceremony which is scheduled to hold on friday.
While addressing the 19th convocation press conference on Monday, The vice chancellor of the institution, Professor Oladipo Aina , said 3,057 full time, 695 part time, 885 affiliate colleges, 664 sandwich and 558 post-graduate would be graduating, and added that 11 of the graduating regular students made first class honours.
The professor also used this opportunity to re-assure his commitment to making the EKSU A world class university.
“our focus has been on building a culture of academic excellence that is founded on adequate infrastructure and a conducive environment for research, teaching and learning.”
To achieve this, the vice chancellor said the response “to the challenge of excruciating financial constraint is to diversify and in particular look outward for alternative sources of funding,” and noted that the university had “made a remarkable progress in diversifying the sources of funding for the university.”
Professor Aina said some of the projects to be inaugurated during the convocation ceremonies of the 32-year-old institution were built with grants of N646million received from the Tertiary Institutions Trust Fund (TETFUND) and said the university was hoping to utilize its N2billion share of universities revitalization fund to further develop the institution.