The academic year 2021–2022 saw a total of 47 Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun graduates with First Class honors.
This was disclosed on Saturday at the University’s 14th convocation, which included the awarding of prizes and the conferring of doctorate degrees. The vice chancellor, Prof. Jeremiah Ojediran, made the announcement.
Mr. Ojediran reported that 823 students in total received diplomas during the 2021–2022 academic year.
These included 45 students in the third class, 422 students with second-class upper honors, and 47 students who earned first-class honors.
177 postgraduate students received various degrees, according to the vice chancellor.
Mr. Ojediran urged the Federal Government to adequately fund higher education in the nation and boost its standards.
The vice chancellor noted that throughout human history, education has unquestionably been a significant force for change and development. It is also one of the fundamental drivers of national development.
He asserted that without significant investments in human capital, no country could experience sustainable economic growth.
“Education deepens people’s understanding of themselves and the outside world while also giving development the much-needed impetus.
The federal government needs to “wake up to its duties and responsibilities in properly funding higher education in the country,” he declared.
In Nigeria, Mr. Ojediran noted, both the public and private sectors invest in education with the intention of advancing society.
By producing graduates who are deserving in character and learning, he claimed that it would help it fill the gaps in the demand and supply of professionals and necessary skills that had been identified.
Dr. Kola Jamodu, the institution’s president and chairman of the board of trustees, noted the institution’s notable accomplishments since its founding in 2005 in his welcome speech.
Jamodu claimed that without the assistance of the institution’s founders, this would not have been possible.
Olusegun Obasanjo, the former president, was praised for his inspiring leadership and significant contributions to the nation’s educational system.
Rahmat Arogundade, a Mechatronics Engineering graduate from the College of Engineering, was named the top graduating student with a CGPA of 5.0.