Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Edward Olanipekun at a press conference heralding the convocation ceremony told newsmen that the occasion is expected to formalize the graduation of a total number of eleven thousand, Nine Hundred and Seventy three students.
He said the Breakdown of graduates includes (1,273) part-time, three hundred and ten (310) sandwiches, while five thousand, five hundred and thirty-nine (5,539) associated colleges and six hundred and fifty-two (652) post-graduate students are graduates.
The Vice Chancellor also explained that among the graduands were 52 graduates with first class honours, while a total of 2,035 would be awarded with the second class upper division of the school.
The convocation lecture, entitled “Restructuring and the Struggle for Nigeria’s Liberation,” is scheduled to be held at the University’s main auditorium on Wednesday 16th, 2020 by prominent lawyer and human rights activist Femi Falana SAN.
Prof. Olanipekun who further stressed that the convocation ceremony would hold virtually via the zoom technology also pointed out that PhD graduands will attend physically to enable them have the conventional handshake with the Chancellor.
The Ekiti State University Combined Convocation for the conferment of Postgraduate Degrees, First Degrees, Master Degrees and Presentation of PhD certificate of the institution which is expected to hold Thursday this week would be held in total compliance with Covid-19.
The Vice Chancellor also explained that the convocation ceremony would also feature the investiture of the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi as the Chancellor of the University.
Olanipekun, who re-elected a brief account of his stewardship in the last 16 months, assumed office as the 8th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the university, said that full accreditation had been given by the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council for the implementation of the MBBS programme.
He also clarified that his administration has been able to restore the hope of the founding fathers at the University, as he said that it is committed to continuing to fulfill its basic obligations as a university, which he added includes teaching, study and community service.
The university don also stressed that the institution under his supervision had achieved a great deal and had introduced vigorous infrastructure growth to the campus.