Igbajo Polytechnic graduates 1,569

Igbajo Polytechnic graduates 1,569
Igbajo Polytechnic

 

By Peter Akinbote

 

 

 

The first community polytechnic in Nigeria, the Igbajo Polytechnic, Igbajo in Osun State on Thursday graduated 1,569 students at its second convocation

 

The convocation ceremeony at the institution's campus in Igbajo was for three sets of students - 2016/2017,  2017/2018 and 2018/2019 academic sessions.

 

Thirty eight students made distinction, 224 bagged upper credit while 397 and 19 made lower credit and 19 pass respectively for ordinary national diploma certificate.

 

For higher national diploma certifcate,  34 graduated with distinction, 218 upper credit, 502 lower credit and 137 pass.

 

A foremost lawyer, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), who was honoured with a Fellowship Award, on Wednesday delivered the convocation lecture titled  "The Place of Technical Education: The Dichotomy Between Polytechnic and University Education." 

 

Also, the Otun of Igbajoland, Chief Olajide Oyewole, too was honoured by the institution during the convocation ceremony.

 

Meanwhile, the rector of the polytechnic, Dr. Mrs. Christianah Olufunmilayo Odejide, at the event appealed to the Federal Government to include privately-owned educational institutions to benefit in the financial provisions of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund.) 

 

Also, the acting Chairman, Board of Trustees of the institution, Engr. Ademola Adesuyi, called on the Osun State government to come to the rescue of the polytechnic in controlling the erosion troubling the landscape of the school.