Connect with us
Advertise With Us


34th Convocation: ACE Ondo Graduates 12,628 In 4 Years



Akeredolu’s Wife- Betty, Mbarika, Falola, Baffa Bags Fellowship Awards

The Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) Ondo, in the Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo state has graduated total of 12, 628 students at its 34th convocation ceremony.

Briefing journalists on Monday, Prof Olukoya Joseph Ogen, the outgoing provost of the institution disclosed
that the figures represented the graduands from the 2012/2013 to 2016/2017 academic sessions.

He noted that the graduands would bagged the awards of the National Certificates in Education (NCE), Bachelor of Arts/Science Education, Certificates and Diplomas from different programmes offered by the institution.

According to Prof. Ogen, the 34th convocation ceremony which kick started on Sunday with a special convocation service and ends on Friday with a convocation jumaat service will churching out four sets of graduates representing each year of uninterrupted academic session.

“The ceremony will be graduands of the following academic sessions – 2012/2013, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017 harmattan and rain semester graduates for Diplomas, NCEs and Degrees” he said.

While breaking down the figures, Prof. stated that out of the 12,628 gradunads, a total of (6,298: NCE), (5,688:Degree), (51: Diploma), (457:PGDE) and (81:NCE Sandwich).

His words – “In 2012/2013 session, 1,327 are for NCE, 1,258 are for degree, 37 for diploma, 295 for part time degree while 28 are for sandwich programmes.

“In 2013/2014 academic year, only 162 students were graduated and it was in degree part time programme.

“In 2014/2015 year, 1,065 NCE students were graduated, 1,540 degree students , 14 diploma students while 53 NCE sandwich students were graduated.

“In 2015/2016 academic year, only 1,360 NCE students and 1,393 degree students weregraduated.

“While 2,546 NCE students,1,497 degree students and 53 post graduate degree diploma in education were graduated”. he added.

The outgoing provost, who has also served the institution mertitoriously said the 34th convocation shall witness conferment of College Fellowships on four eminent personalities for their various roles in not only susporting the college but the society as a whole.

“Prof. Victor Mbarika of Information Technology Department of Southern University, Baton will be honoured in recognition of his special and huge contributions to the college.

“Prof. Toyin Falola of University of Texas, Austin is being honoured for sponsoring Falola Friesen Scholarship for the best student in Biology worth $5,000, a donation of e-books valued at over N12 million and others.

“Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, wife of the Executive Governor of Ondo state for sponsoring fifty female students for NGO activities relating to breast cancer awareness campaigns and sustainable social development.

“Dr. A. B, the Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Dr A.B Baffa will be honoured for sponsoring 50 female students of the college on NGO activities and supporting infrastructural uplift of the college respectively”, he said.

He explained that the late human right lawyer, Bamidele Aturu and Otunba Noah Fadoyomi would be giving the Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award of the college.

However, Prof. Ogen said that the convocation could not hold in the past years because of the financial constraints but explained that the college was resolved to focus more strongly on the quality of teaching which helped to ensure seamless and unbroken academic callendar.



POLITICS2 hours ago

We Must Face Governance Squarely – Lawan

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has stated that the senate has put aside party difference and is united for good governance...

COVER STORIES3 hours ago

Presidency, PDP At Loggerheads Over $1bn ECA Security Fund

The presidency and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are back tothe trenches over the latter’s claim that the whereabouts...

COVER STORIES3 hours ago

APC Insists On Fresh Inauguration Of Bauchi, Edo Assemblies

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted on the fresh inauguration of Bauchi and Edo State Houses of Assembly. The...

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele
BUSINESS3 hours ago

N1.7trn Non-performing Loans Choking Banks – Experts

Concerns have been raised by stakeholders in the financial industry over the N1.67 trillion non-performing loans (NPLs) in the Nigerian...

COVER STORIES3 hours ago

ICPC To Begin Crackdown On Varsities Over Fake NYSC Mobilisation

The chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, yesterday, said the commission...

COVER STORIES3 hours ago

Reps Seek Assent To Forensic Investigators Bill

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Chartered Institute...

BUSINESS3 hours ago

Gas, Power Push NNPC’s Trading Surplus To N6.33bn In May

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday announced a trading surplus of N6.33 billon for the month of May 2019,...



%d bloggers like this: