President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has pledged that his government would not shirk its responsibilities in addressing education challenges in Nigeria.
President Tinubu gave this assurance at the grand finale of the 33rd Convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology, Akure.
The president who was represented by the former President of the West Africa College of Surgeons, Prof. King-David Terna Yawe, stressed that his administration is not unaware of the challenges facing higher educational institutions, particularly universities.
Tinubu congratulated the graduating students for their success and for breaking through the rigours of academic works with good results and sound moral character, he also congratulated their parents for the privilege, courage and determination to pull resources together in order to secure a glorious future for them
Earlier in her address, the Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, Mrs Adenike Oladiji Appreciated God for the successful completion of 2022/2023 academic session, inspite of the myraid of challenges in the educational sector, in particular, Nigeria in general.
Oladiji appreciated President Tinubu for his fatherly interest in the institution and for the various interventions in the institution which has improved the teaching and learning environment and has impacted very positively on the ranking of the institution in the community of Nigerian Universities.
She appreciated Gov. Akeredolu’s strives in the socio economic advancement of the Sunshine State while also acknowledging the Deji of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi for his fatherly support, as well as the entire Akure community for their interest in the take off of the FUTA teaching hospital.
She urged the graduands not to rest, as excellence is a never ending journey.
The Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu who was represented by the Commissioner for Education, Pastor Femi Agagu, encouraged the graduands to remain focused, make good use of the trainings they have received in the school and remember that great achievements often come with great responsibilities.
He commended the management of the institution for their dedication and commitment in providing quality education for the students.
Out of the students, 195 made first class, 1510 second class upper, 1515 second class lower, 254 third class while two made pass.
The best-graduating student of the university, Miss Oluwanifemi Favour Olajuyigbe with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4. 93 said her class of 2021 spent seven years for five years of courses without carryover or other academic challenges.
The convocation ceremony attracted dignitaries from all walks of life.