The Bowen University, Iwo, Osun, on Saturday awarded first class degrees to 81 graduating students at its 12th convocation.
This was disclosed by the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Mattews Ojo, while delivering his convocation speech at the university’s premises in Iwo.
Ojo said 96 graduating students were awarded with second class upper degrees, 382 with second class lower degrees, while 136 were awarded with third class degrees.
He added that 15 were awarded with MBBS Degrees and 29 awarded with Master Degrees.
Ojo urged the graduating students to be focused and to be good ambassadors of the university wherever they found themselves.
‘‘Equally important, do not dwell anymore on the grades attained in the courses in the university but focus your attention on the knowledge gained, skills acquired and character that has been moulded.
‘‘No doubt, Bowen University has prepared you for leadership. Indeed, our nations, at this time, needs people like you that will make a positive difference,’’ Ojo said.
Earlier, the Chancellor of the university, Dr Olumide Kehinde, urged the new graduates to create new opportunities for themselves through self-employment.
Also, the Pro-Chancello of the university, Mr Oluwole Abegunde, urged the new graduates to be focused and be agents of positive change in the society.