Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state has congratulated 2 of the best graduating students of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), offered them with instant employment and cash price of ₦1m each, as take home gifts.
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Fatima Awolumate of Faculty of Agricultural Economics, of 2019/2020, scored a CGPA of 4.82, and Iloka Ebuka of Faculty of Pharmacy of of 2020/2021, who graduated with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.92, are the school’s best graduating students.
Their excellent performance made them to stand out among the 6,257 students who graduated at the 30th and 31st combined convocation of the Ogun government-owned university.
Sharing the news on Facebook, Governor Abiodun wrote;
“I made an offer of employment to the overall best graduating students: Miss Awolumate Adebisi and Mr Iloka Peter, at the 30th and 31st Convocation Ceremony of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, Ago-Iwoye held this morning.
While congratulating the graduands, urged them to persevere in life and avoid the temptation of using short cuts to success.
The graduands were further encouraged with a cash prize of 1 million Naira each, and we will be taking it further by constructing a 1600-bed hostel in a bid to provide more infrastructure for better conditions.
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Mr Abiodun urged the youth, particularly students, to emulate the best graduating students in learning and character of diligence and hard work.
“You must also understand that your education does not end here. In fact, you will be starting a new form of education in the school of life.
“My advice to you is to find a good mentor to help you actualise your dreams. Do not work in isolation, but recognise the value of learning from others and the value of networking.
“In the end, you will be defined by your commitments. These are the ingredients for success and fulfillment. Shortcuts do not take anybody to any good place,” he said.
The Governor charged all tertiary institutions in the country to use research and innovation to inspire practical and lasting solutions to the myriad of challenges facing humanity.