FUTA Graduates 4,324 Students, 52 First Class
FUTA’s mission statement is “To promote technological advancement by providing conducive environment for research, teaching and learning which engenders development of products that are technologically oriented, self-reliant and relevant to society” and their vision statement is “To be a world-class University of Technology and a Centre of Excellence in training, research and service delivery.”
The University’s Core Values can be described with the acronym “ICARE” standing for: Integrity Creativity and Innovativeness, Accountability, Rationality, Excellence.
The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) held the combined 25th and 26th Convocation Ceremonies for the 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 session graudands on Friday December 19th, 2014 at the New Auditorium of the University.
A total of 4,324 students received their first degree certificates with 52 of them bagging first class.
Speaking at the event, the Pro-Chancellor of the University, Dr. Mohammed Shata, implored the graduands to use their new status and the skill acquired to bring about the transformation of Nigeria’s technological, political, social, economic and educational systems.
In his convocation address, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adebiyi Daramola appreciated the Federal Government’s commitment to the development of education by releasing funds under the NEEDS assessment initiative. He pledged a prudent and judicious utilization of the funds.
Prof. Daramola charged the graduating students to remain worthy ambassadors of FUTA and always remember to contribute their quotas to the development of the University.
About 1,761 were conferred with the Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees during the event.
High point of the occasion was the conferment of the institution’s honorary doctorate degrees on Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) and Alhaji Bashari Aminu, Chairman Board of Directors of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency for their contributions to national development.
Obinna Michael Okpara of the Department of Biochemistry emerged the overall best student and gave the valedictory speech on behalf of other graduands.
Congratulations to the graduates from Nigerian Scholars Team.