An 80 year old retired officer of the Nigerian Army, Lt. Col. Aderemi Olayiwola Adebolu (rtd.) graduated from Leads City University Ibadan on Tuesday with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law.
The octogenarian graduated with second class in Law. Among other Law graduates was the former Commissioner for Lands and Housing in Oyo State, Mr. Isaac Omodewu.
Addressing the 928 graduates who got degrees and diplomas, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kabiru Afolabi, urged them to be good ambassadors of the institution and create jobs, having received thorough training in entrepreneurship education.
He said they have been equipped to excel in their chosen careers, adding that the university has been enriching the lives of students in its 14 years existence.
Afolabi said some new degree programmes have been approved and accredited by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) for the university. The new programmes include engineering and medicine.
“All the new programmes have received full accreditation for immediate take-off. We now have 65 programmes approved and accredited by the NUC,” he said.
Afolabi said 757 obtained first degrees, while 171 got post graduate degrees and diplomas. Fifty-three graduating students made first class. Thirty of them are female, while 23 are male.
The two best students were offered automatic scholarship for their Master’s degree at the institution.
The Orangun of Oke-Ila, Oba Adedokun Abolurin and Dr. Kayode Dipeolu were honoured with doctoral degrees. The latter is the Special Adviser to the President on Economic Matters.