The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has given automatic employment to 15 first class graduates of the Edo State University Uzairue.
GoldenNewsNg reports that they will be absorbed into the Edo state civil service immediately if they accept the offer.
The governor who made the announcement at the 4th convocation ceremony of the Edo state university said, the 15 first class graduates have the choice of accepting the offer or not.
While congratulating the Chancellor, Dr. Aderemi Makanjuola, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor and the management of the University for another successful academic year said the university has continued to brace the train of teaching and research in Nigeria.
The state government, Obasaki said has in the last 6 years placed premium for education which has continued to implement transformational reforms in the basic educational sector, because the administration believes that the foundation on which education rest must be protected.
He also said that the vision for high education of learning in Edo State should be able to compete with the best in the world offering education that is relevant for temporary and functional, adding that “it is such a delight that Edo State University is working assidously towards meeting with this target and today, we are proudly to hold scholars and academia that are proferring solutions to our society problems.
“This university has continued to report impressive milestones in its mark to self reliance and sustainability, we are impressed with the growth so far attained and we believe that we still have a long way to go and should not rest on our oars”.
Governor Obaseki however commended the university for finding one of its own Chief Abu Inu Umoru worthy of the Honourary Doctorate Degree for his contributions to the development of the state and Nigeria at large.
The University’s visitor extended his appreciation and gratitude to the Chancellor, Dr Aderemi Makanjuola for his continuous support and assistance to the university, pointing out that his Convert Group have agreed to partner with the university to offer internship to the engineering students.
The governor urged all the graduates to be good ambassadors of the university and to continue to uphold the virtues of integrity, uprightness and hard work which the school is known for.
Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor, the Vice Chancellor of the university in his speech said Edo State University, Uzairue, has continued to stand out despite the prevalent situation of public universities in the country.
He said through a committed leadership, coupled with proper response from staff members, the university has continued to gather laurels and accolades for accomplished feats as it has taken giant strides in the pursuance of world class goals in teaching, learning, research and community engagement.
The VC revealed that this year’s convocation ceremony witnessed a total of 26 Masters, 9 PGD and 283 graduates who were found worthy in character and learning to be awarded the university’s degrees in their various disciplines.
Of this number, he said, 15 graduated with first class Honours, 120 with second class Honours (upper division), 102 with second class Honours (lower division) while 11 has Third Class Honours.
The VC notede that the university has continued to witnessed increase in students enrollment as the public become more aware of the existence and what the university has to offer as the university started with 76 students in 2016, adding that in the 2022/2023 session, the university admitted over 1000 students.
While congratulating the new graduates, their parents and guardians, he enjoined them to keep the flag of the university flying wherever they go.
High point of the ceremony was the conferment of Honourary Doctorate Degree to Chief Abu Inu Umoru and presentation of prizes to the best graduating students.
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