KWASU to Award 30 out of 1126 Students with First Class Honours.
The management of Kwara State University (KWASU) Malete, is set to award 30 out of 1,126 graduating students with first class honours at the sixth convocation ceremony scheduled for 9th June, 2018.
This was disclosed to newsmen at the Pre-convocation Press briefing on Tuesday by the University’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. AbdulRasheed Na’Allah.
The Vice Chancellor while giving the breakdown of the graduating students siad 522 students were in the second class upper division, 588 finished in second class lower division while 60 had third class.
He revealed that the University will confer an honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science on a former president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, at a special convocation to be held later.
He also added that the institution will honour Mr Fola Adeola, the founder of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), with an honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Entrepreneurship, and a traditional poet, Alhaji Jaigbade Alao, with an honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Literature.
Justifying the reason for the selection of the three personalities for honours award, Na’Allah explained that Thabo Mbeki was honoured for transforming the then Organisation of Africa Unity (OAU) to Africa Union (AU).
“We all remember the great things this man did. “He was the president after Nelson Mandela and it was during his time that the OAU transformed to become AU today.
“This university appreciates the contribution that this son of Africa has made in rebranding the continental body,’’ he said.
According to him, Adeola, a Nigerian Accountant, entrepreneurial and politician, would also be honoured for his entrepreneurial spirit and setting up a successful banking outfit.
Na’Allah explained that the third person, Alao, was a Dadakuada artist that was turbaned as the king of the genre of music by the late Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Zulukainani Gambari long ago.
He noted that his poetry work and message were worth more than the value of thesis of people that are awarded professors in Nigeria today.
The vice chancellor also described Alao as one of the best African traditional poets that could compare favourably with the best in the world. He said that the special convocation would hold on a date to be announced later. (NAN)
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