26 graduands made First Class at the maiden graduation of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa (OAUSTECH) held at the University main Auditorium on Saturday.
They were honoured with various prizes out of a total 982 graduands from six sets, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 academic sessions with University’s degrees, for the feats.
Addressing the graduands, Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, said his administration has expended huge investment on education in the institution within the period.
He paid tribute to former Governor of the State, late Dr. Olusegun Agagu for his special passion, commitment and magnanimity, which led to the establishment of the University.
The Governor also said that his administration has released funds for the completion of some major building projects which were abandoned for almost a decade.
“This informed our resolve to change the narrative, by immediately commencing a gradual, radical and systematic implementation of the State Government’s Strategic Plan for the University.
“I am delighted to recall that within our 100 days in office, we facilitated the asphalt overlay of the first phase of the University road network and inaugurated same for use.
“We have also recently approved the construction of a 2.5 kilometre road network for the University which has achieved about 75% level of completion”, Akeredolu said.
Other deserving graduands were also conferred Postgraduate Degree of Doctor of Business Administration (Honoris Causa) of the University on the Chancellor of the institution and Olugbo of Ugboland, Oba (Dr) Frederick Akinruntan, in recognition of his success stories in the global business environment.