Nigeria Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadiq Abubakar will on Wednesday deliver the fourth Founders’ Day Lecture of Edo University, Iyamho in Edo State.
The lecture title: “The Nigerian Air Force, making giant strides in keeping Nigeria safe”, will be delivered under the Chairmanship of Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Prof. Suleiman Bogoro.
Also, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu, will chair the second Convocation Lecture by Prof. Adams Zahir of Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts in United States entitle: “The impact of Covid-19 on Tertiary Education: A view from West Africa and possible implications for African Universities”.
Vice-Chancellor of Edo University, Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor who disclosed this at a Press briefing on Monday as part of activities, heralding the event, said the lectures will be delivered via Webina zoom.
Giving highlights of the modest achievements the University has recorded since it was established in March 2016, Prof. Aluyor, said that apart from the uninterrupted learning in the institution, the Governing Council of the University, has approved over 100 scholarships each year to indigent students.
According to him, “In the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Edo University, Iyamho kept its promise to students and parents that there will be no interruption in our academic Calendar…Our University taught students and successfully conducted examinations online, using the CANVAS Learning management system”.
He explained that the development set the ivory tower apart and place on global spotlight “as a University of choice for both students and parents as well as a Centre of emulation for other Universities within and outside Nigeria.
The VC also commended Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki for sustaining the University to an enviable height as envisioned by the founding fathers, adding that the Convocation could have been absolutely impossible if the technology was not deployed.
A breakdown of the 50 graduating students from 2019/2020 academic session from Edo University, indicate that four students bagged First Class while 21 others will graduate with Second Class Upper Division.
Others are 22 Second Class Lower Division and three Third Class Division.