Eighty-two students have bagged first-class degrees at the 19th undergraduate and 10th postgraduate convocation of the Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State.
Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ademola Tayo, described the ceremony as a defining moment in the life of the university had adopted a phased resumption to push through the session despite the disruption occasioned by COVID-19.
He said the university graduated 1, 660 undergraduates and 419 postgraduates.
According to him, the Department of Mass Communication produced the overall best undergraduate, Okunola Teslimat, with a CGPA of 4.91 on a scale of 5.0, and the overall best postgraduate in the Ph.D. programme, Olomojobi Femi, with a CGPA of 4.81 on a scale of 5.0.
He added that Amarachukwu Peace, of the Public Health Department, was the overall best Master’s degree graduate with a CGPA of 4.77 on a scale of 5.0.
The VC congratulated the students and the teeming university community for their contribution to the achievements recorded by the institution.
He said the University would continue to pursue the path of excellence with passion and spirituality.
Tayo urged the graduates not to keep their eyes on the things that were transient but on those wholesome values and virtues that they derived from the institution.