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Gov Oborevwori Offers Job To DELSU Top Graduating Student

This decision, made during the 16th Convocation for the 2022/2023 academic session.

By Karo Oghenetega

On Saturday, Governor Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori of Delta State approved automatic employment for Ilebe Joshua, the top graduate from the Faculty of Pharmacy at Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka, who achieved a remarkable CGPA of 4.83.

This decision, made during the 16th Convocation for the 2022/2023 academic session, was accompanied by the governor’s encouragement for all graduands to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset rather than solely focusing on securing traditional employment opportunities.

While congratulating the graduands who had been found worthy in learning and character for the award of various degrees of the great citadel of learning, Governor Oborevwori said; “as you launch out into the world today, it is my earnest expectation that you will put to good use the academic knowledge and life lessons you have garnered during your sojourn here.

“Do not think only of getting a paid job; I challenge you to be entrepreneurial in your approach to life. Money is a reward for creating value. One of the things a quality university education does for you is that it makes you see challenges as part of life.

Governor Oborevwori commended the University’s Governing Council and management for the impressive growth recorded by the institution over the years, saying; “this administration is also committed to sustaining timely and predictable delivery of academic programmes in the state’s tertiary institutions.

Upon his arrival, Governor Oborevwori officially inaugurated the Faculty of Science Extension and Microbiology Laboratory Complex, a project executed by the university.

During the event, Vice-Chancellor Professor Andy Egwunyenga announced that a total of 4,776 students had graduated from the 2022/2023 academic session, including 730 postgraduate degrees, consisting of 99 Doctor of Philosophy, 522 Master’s Degrees, and 109 Postgraduate Diplomas.

Among the graduands were 3,611 recipients of first degrees, with 54 achieving first-class honors, 1,207 with second-class honours (upper division), 380 with second-class honours (lower division), and 380 with third-class honours.

The Vice-Chancellor highlighted the university’s achievement of 100% accreditation for all its programs and its recent ranking as the 22nd among 133 Nigerian universities listed in Scopus, the 10th best state-owned university in the country, and the top university in the South-South Region according to the 2024 SciVal Ranking of Nigerian Universities.

He commended Governor Oborevwori, the Visitor to the university, for his dedication to the institution’s growth and development.

During the ceremony, Professor Chukwuemeke Peter Aloamaka was honored as a Professor Emeritus for his exceptional contributions as an academic and administrator, while former Minister of Information, Professor Sam Oyovbaire, received an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree.

The valedictorian, Ilebe Joshua, expressed gratitude for their success and acknowledged the Vice-Chancellor, university management, and staff for establishing the Students’ Work and Scholarship Schemes, which supported financially disadvantaged students in pursuing their academic endeavours.

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