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First Community Poly to Graduate 1,569 Students



The first community polytechnic, the Igbajo Polytechnic, Igbajo in Osun State, will graduate 1,569 students at its second convocation, holding today.
Its Rector, Dr. Mrs. Christianah Olufunmilayo Odejide, at a pre-convocation press conference on the school campus, said series of programmes had been lined up for the one week long event.
Odejide, who disclosed that three sets of students – 2016/2017,  2017/2018 and 2018/2019 academic sessions – were merged for the convocation, said 38 made distinction, 224 upper credit, 397 lower credit and 19 Pass for Ordinary National Diploma certificate.
For Higher National Diploma certificate, she disclosed that 34 graduated with distinction, 218 upper credit, 502 lower credit and 137 pass.
She disclosed that a foremost lawyer, Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), will deliver the convocation lecture entitled:  “The place of technical education: The dichotomy between polytechnic and university education” and will also be honoured with a Fellowship Award.
According to her, the Otun of Igbajoland, Chief Olajide Oyewole, too will be honoured by the institution during the convocation ceremony.
Also, the Acting Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the institution, Ademola Adesuyi, appealed to the state government to come to the rescue of the institution in controlling the erosion affecting its landscape.
He also appealed to the Federal Government to make private educational institutions    as beneficaries of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund.)

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