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Tinubu, Sultan, Achebe, others bag awards at ABUAD

Tinubu, Sultan, Achebe, others bag awards at ABUAD

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and three other prominent Nigerians have bagged honourary doctoral degrees of the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti.
Others are Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, Obi of Onitsha, and Prof. Anthony Adegbulugbe, chairman and chief executive officer, Green Energy International Limited.
The ceremony holds during the university’s seventh convocation on October 19.
Prof Smaranda Olarinde acting vice chancellor, ABUAD, said the four men were carefully chosen based on their indelible marks on the sand of time and their contributions to nation-building and humanity.
“The quartet deserved to be celebrated. The beauty of honorary degrees is that they are awarded to persons who are deserving of such honours, having excelled in character and useful application of such intellect and academic excellence,” he said.
“In many cases, honorary degrees are rated higher than the degrees we all study to obtain since so many parameters are considered before they are bestowed on persons deserving them. So, the persons we chose deserve to be celebrated.”
The acting VC said 1,088 graduates will get Bachelor’s and postgraduate degrees. A breakdown showed that 979 and 109 will bag Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
Among the first degrees graduates are 99 students who made First Class, 419, Second Class Upper, 378, Second Class Lower degrees and 83, Third Class degrees.

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