The 4th and 5th convocation ceremony of Osun State University happened on the 8th and 9th of March 2016 at the school’s main campus Osogbo.
In attendance were important dignitaries including the Governor of the state Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the school’s Chancellor Mrs Folorunsho Alakija who was accompanied to the occasion by her husband Mr Module Alakija and many other esteemed guests.
The convocation lecture was titled “Sustainable Tertiary Education in Post-Oil Nigeria”
The student who stole the show on Wednesday was ADEYEMO KAZEEM, with the highest CGPA for the 2014/2015 session (4.81), Department of Civil Engineering.
Kazeem Rode “Okada” (commercial motorcycle) two years after secondary school, for sustenance, and for procurement of JAMB form.
Kazeem later said:
“LADIES AND GENTLE MEN, HERE I AM, THE ONCE OKADA BOY, AS THE OVERALL BEST GRADUAND.
“THE LESSON TO LEARN IS THAT WE SHOULD NOT LET OUR WEAK BACKGROUND TO PUT OUR BACKS ON THE GROUND.”
The Governor also praised the wiz kid saying:
“I was almost moved to tears, listening to the testimony of the best graduand here today”.
However, the main story of the day that is still causing a lot of controversy is the announcement of the new names given to various higher institutions in the State.
During the convocation ceremony, Governor Rauf Aregbesola announced the change of name of institutions in the state.
The new names are as follows:
1. Iree Poly now S.M. Afolabi
2. Ila now Adeyemi Oyeduntan College.
3. Ilesha now Lanre Omole.
4.Esa-oke now Bisi Akande.
5. Uniosun now Bola Ige University with the colleges as follow:
a. Okuku Campus now Olagunsoye Oyinlola.
b. Ejigbo Campus now Isiaka Adeleke
c. Ikire Campus now Eniola Atanda.
d. Ifetedo Campus now Kayode Esho.
e. Ipetu Campus now Hezekiah Oluwasanmi.