Chrisland University, Abeokuta says it will confer Honourary degrees on Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Adedotun Gbadebo and a philanthropist and business woman, Mrs Folorunso Alakija at its 4th convocation.

Prof. Chinedum Babalola, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, who disclosed this at a news conference in Abeokuta on Wednesday said it would be the first time the university would award Honourary degree.

Babalola explained that Alake would be honoured with Doctorate Degree in Political Science, saying that major roads in the institution would also be named after him.

The vice chancellor noted that the Alake had continued to support the institution since its establishment few years ago and deserved to be honoured.

She added that Alakija would be honoured with Doctorate Degree in Business Administration .

” She has a golden heart, she runs charity organisations that has impacted on widows and vulnerable in the society,” the vice chancellor noted.

Babalola stated that 52 students would be graduating during the 4th convocation taking place at the school premises on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

She stressed that nine students bagged first class, 27 with second class upper, 14 with second class lower while two students would be graduating with a third class honours.

She said that Tolu Afolabi from the department of Biochemistry was the best overall student with Cumulative Grade Point Average
(CGPA) 4.92.

The vice chancellor stated that there would also be the inauguration of College of Law Building during the convocation, saying that admission into the college would commence this session.


” All our programmes are fully accredited by National Universities Commission.

” Our students are taught entrepreneurship from 100 level to final year. We prepare them for what to expect outside.

“All our graduating students already have a business plan because without a business plan, you can not graduate at Chrisland university.

” The university also awarded entrepreneurship certificate to Chrisland university graduates,” she said.

The vice chancellor added that the convocation lecture would be delivered by Dr. Derin Awosika, the current Chairman, Access Bank.

The theme of the lecture is ” The Visible and Invisible Hands of Development : Interrogating the Roles of Tertiary Institutions and Financial Sector in the Country”. NAN


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