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Makinde, Ooni, Olubadan, Others To Grace Dominican University Maiden Graduation Ceremony
By Suliyat Odunayo, Ibadan

Governor Makinde, Ooni of Ife, Olubadan of Ibadan have been confirmed as guests of Honour at the Dominican University graduation ceremony.

Naijanewshub.com.ng reports that the management of the Dominican University Ibadan on Monday unveiled activities of its maiden graduation ceremony slated for Saturday,  December 10, 2022 at the campus premises located at Samonda area of Ibadan, the Capital City of Oyo state.

This was made known during a press conference held at the multi purpose hall of the institution.

While addressing journalists, the acting Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Hyginus Ekwuazi noted that the institution will be celebrating her first and second convocation ceremonies with total number of 96 graduands, which comprises 47 graduands for the 2020/2021 academic session and 49 graduands for the 2021/2022 academic season.

Prof. Hyginus in his words confirmed that the executive Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde will be the Chief Guest at the Convocation, while the Special Guests of Honour for the occasion will be His Imperial Majesty, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II, Ooni of Ile-Ife and His Imperial Majesty, Senator Moshood Olalekan Balogun, Olubadan of Ibadan Land.

He further said that the activities leading to the convocation ceremonies will kick off with a Foundation Lecture on Friday, December 9, 2022, stressing that  the Foundation Lecture will be delivered by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University, Chief Anthony Idigbe, (SAN).

Hyginus said that after the foundation lecture the Proprietor will commission the PS 133 Water Fountain at the Samonda Campus of the University.

He said, “on December 10, 2022, the University will hold the combined  convocation ceremonies for the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 academic sessions.”

The convocation  Lecture, titled “Let Your Degree Count”, will be delivered by Mr. Peter Amangbo, Chairman, Board of Directors, Globus Bank Ltd., and a member of the Governing Council of the University.

The Chancellor, Very Rev. Fr. Modestus Ngwu, O.P., who presides at the convocation ceremonies and other assemblies of the University for the conferment of degrees, diplomas, certificates and other awards, shall confer and present degrees and awards to the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 graduands of the University.

Speaking about the graduates, Prof. Hyginus said, “Out of the total of 47 graduands for the 2020/2021 academic session, 6 graduands are in the First Class Honours category; 22 in the Second Class Honours (Upper Division) category; and 19 graduands, in the Second Class Honours (Lower Division) category, while out of the total 49 graduands of the 2021/2022 academic session, 7 graduands are in the First Class Honour category: 32 are in the Second Class Honours (Upper Division) category, and 9 graduands, in the 2 Class Honours (Lower Division) category.

On award and prizes, Prof. Hyginus said, “Best Overall Graduating Student goes to Mr. Nduka Onyedika of the Department of Philosophy Religious Studies with CGPA of 4.76.

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