Chrisland University, Owode, Abeokuta Ogun state will hold its maiden convocation on November 1, 2019.
This was disclosed by the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Mrs Chinedum Peace Babalola at a Press Conference held today at the university’s temporary location, Ajebo Road, near Federal Medical Hospital, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Professor Babalola who poured encomium on the founder and Chancellor of the University, High Chief Dr. (Mrs) Winifred Adefolahan Awosika, (OON) stated that the University would be graduating 7 who have distinguished themselves worthy of the honours in terms of their regular studies and Entrepreneurial learning which she confidently stated has adequately prepared them for future challenges in life.
According to her, “we are graduating Seven graduands who Can be described as super 7. These 7 are more than 7 Millions in terms of the their academic performances and Entrepreneur skill acquisition.”
The Vice Chancellor stated that Chrisland was not one of the Universities but a citadel which set out to become a world class, renowned for intellectual freedom, ethical, standards, research, community service and outstanding training of a new generation of leaders
Professor Babalola disclosed the Convocation activities would run from October 30 to November 3, 2019. The activities include among others: Maiden Convocation Lecture with the theme, Building a World Class University: The Role of Private University.
The Guest Lecturer will be Professor Peter Okebukola, former Executive Secretary, Nigerian University Commission (NUC).The occasion will be Chaired by Professor Nimi Briggs. The event will hold at the University Auditorium on October 30, 2019 at 10.00 AM
On October 31 the Convocation ceremonies will be for twin events. First for Conferment of Chieftaincy title, MOOJILA EGBA on the Chancellor and Chairman of Board of Trustees, Dr. Mrs Awosika by Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, His Royal Majesty, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo. This will hold at the Alake’s palace at 11.00 AM. The second event will be Endowment Fund for the University. This will be held at the University Auditorium at 2.00 PM.
The Grand Finale of the Convocation Ceremony, for the award of First Degrees and Presentation of Prizes. Theme: Creativity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship: A Critical Intersection for Economic Development in Africa.
This will be delivered by the former Governor of Anambra state, His Excellency, Peter Obi.
This event will hold at the University Auditorium at 11.00.
The Convocation activities will be brought to a close with a Special Thanksgiving on Sunday November 3, 2019 at the University Chapel.