No fewer than Thirty-six (36) Fresh Graduates of Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo state were on Thursday Offered automatic employment by the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) and Elizade motors at the third convocation ceremony of the University.
Among the graduands who were drawn from thwenty-five (25) programmes within five faculties of the University were eighteen (18) First-class graduates.
73 students got second class upper division, 35 second class lower division while the rest five students got third class.
According to the University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olukayode Amund during his speech at the convocation ceremony, the University Law degree programme is due for accreditation in the year 2020, prior to graduating the first batch of law students.
The Vice Chancellor also mentioned that the University is in the Advanced stage of preparation in introducing new medical courses into its academic programme, preparatory to the introduction of Medicine and Surgery.
The courses, according to him included Nursing, Physiology, Medical Laboratory, Sociology, Anatomy and Cyber Security.
The new courses, the V.C said were waiting for National University Commission (NUC)’s approval.
In his remark, the University Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede said the University has relied on the generosity of the founder, Chief Ade-Ojo, who has deployed considerable financial and intellectual resources to roll-out world-class infrastructure and facilities in the school without any expectation of profit.
He said the University has recently commenced the construction of a One Billion Naira World Class building to house the faculty of Engineering, which is expected to be completed in 2020.
He also appreciated the teaching and non-teaching staff of the University for their cohesive efforts at keeping the school running, while charging the new graduates to be good ambassadors of the University.
The founder, Chief Ade-Ojo, after thanking God, Parents and other stakeholders of the University, announced the donation of Five Million Naira for two of the graduands, who jointly wrote the most outstanding Business plan, as a start-up fund.
Ade-Ojo concluded by urging the other graduates to be diligent and hardworking in all their life dealings, adding that there is no barrier on the road to greatness that is not surmountable.