Ekiti State University (EKSU) has announced that a total of 5859 students will be graduating from the institution in its 19th convocation ceremonies scheduled to hold on Friday.
The vice chancellor of the institution, Professor Oladipo Aina, who disclosed this while addressing the 19th convocation press conference on Monday, 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.
Professor Aina said that the dream of making the university a world class academic institution was on course and noted that “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.