A total of 2,675 Undergraduate and 1,657 Post Graduate students will bag various degrees during the 27th Convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA whose grand finale comes up on Saturday, November 21, 2017.
Out of the lot 28 earned first class degrees, 807 got second class (Upper Division), while 1,324 finished in the lower division of second class. 409 graduated with third class and 47 bagged with pass.
Obakpolor, Osakpolor Eki of the Department of Physics emerged the Best Graduating Student with a cumulative GPA of 4.84.
Disclosing this at a briefing to herald the commencement of the event ,the Chairman, Ceremonials Committee, Professor James Olaniyi Okunlola said during the ceremony ,FUTA will bestow its Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Management Technology on the duo of Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukuwu Ekwueme, GCON, former Vice-President of the Federation and His Royal Highness, Dr. Rilwan Suleiman Adamu, CFR, FNIOB, Emir of Bauchi and Chancellor designate of the University for their immense contributions to the development of Education and the country as a whole.
He said on Friday November 20, the former head of service of the Federation Professor Dapo Afolabi , will deliver the 2017 Convocation Lecture title ‘ Repositioning Nigeria University System to Defeat the Challenges of Today and Winning in the Twenty Second Century”
Speaking on technological breakthroughs in the University, Okunlola said under the watch of the Vice Chancellor Professor Adebiyi Daramola, the University’s Centre for Renewable Energy Technology (CRET) is on a mission to tackle power shortage and outage particularly through its recent effort in the construction of a zero-net building which is to supply its own power through alternate source as it will not be connected to the national grid.
He said the University won the last edition of the National Innovations Exhibition organized by the Federal Ministry of Education.
He said staff and students continue to excel in various fields, researches and competitions at both local and international levels thereby further giving fillip to its position as the country’s leading University of Technology. Professor Olaniyi said two major project, the 1,000 Seater Capacity Lecture Theatre and the School of Sciences Phase III will be commissioned during the course of the convocation.