Orphan wins DELSU best graduating student award

Orphan wins DELSU best graduating student award

An orphan, Mr. Abel Jonathan has emerged the all-time overall best graduating student of the Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka in Delta State. He graduated with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.91 and has been given automatic employment and scholarship to further his studies by the Delta State government. He got the award yesterday

An orphan, Mr. Abel Jonathan has emerged the all-time overall best graduating student of the Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka in Delta State.

He graduated with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.91 and has been given automatic employment and scholarship to further his studies by the Delta State government.

He got the award yesterday at the 13th Convocation Ceremony of the Delta State University, Abraka where 4,252 graduands for the 2017/2018
academics session received different academic certificates.

The State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa in his address delivered at the occasion challenged graduates of Nigerian universities to apply
the knowledge gained to create a better and fulfilling future for
themselves, their families and the society.

“Hard work, commitment and perseverance are the hallmarks and defining features of any citizen who is prepared for the challenges of our modern but, fast-changing society and it is expected that graduates of our universities have to apply the same virtue as they move into
the wider society where they will use the knowledge gained to create a better and fulfilling future for themselves, families and society in general,” Governor Okowa said.

He continued, “let me use this ceremony to draw the attention of everyone to the inarguably importance of education not only in the life of every individual, particularly, the youths, but also in nation
building.

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Though capital intensive, education undoubtedly, remains the bedrock for progress and sustainable development in any society; as we are aware, the global labour market is becoming more competitive and it calls for the need for universities to reinvent their curricula in line with the dictates of the times as graduates should not be seekers of employment but, employers of labour.”

“This is why every responsible government would always, even in the face of economic downturns, strive to make funds available for the
provision of education at all levels in the society,” Governor Okowa sais.

He added that his administration has always “carried out its responsibilities of regular and prompt payment of salaries of staff, release of subventions and provision of infrastructure within the
limits of available resources.”

While congratulating the graduates of the University, Governor Okowa observed that DELSU “has proved itself worthy in its commitments to
the pursuit of its core mandate of research, teaching and learning.”

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the University, Prof. Sam Oyovbaire had in an address, said, “we have so
far been fair and firm in line with academic best practices in the handling of matters relating to the discipline of staff and students,

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The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Victor Peretomode in his address, commended Governor Okowa for his support to the University.

“I wish to inform this gathering about the phenomenal increase in enrolment into Delta State University which is an attestation to the
high number of quality academic programmes of this university that enjoy full accreditation from the National University Commission
(NUC).

“It also depicts how highly rated our university has become thus making it a university of first choice to many candidates seeking
university admission,” the Vice Chancellor stated.

The Governor had before joining the convocation procession, commissioned five duplexes for Principal officers of the University.

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