42 AAUA First-Class Graduates Secure Automatic Employment

AAUA’s Remarkable Convocation: 42 First-Class Graduates Secure Automatic Employment

In a celebratory announcement, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), proudly declared that 42 students who achieved First Class honors in the 2020/2021 academic session have been offered automatic employment by the institution. The Vice Chancellor, Prof Olugbenga Ige, shared this uplifting news during a press conference leading up to the university’s 12th convocation ceremony.

Outstanding Graduating Class

Out of the 5,249 students graduating in various courses, the Vice Chancellor highlighted the remarkable achievements: 42 in First Class, 1,088 in Second Class Upper Division, 2,264 in Second Class Lower Division, and 605 in Third Class. Prof Ige emphasized that these first-class graduates are not just celebrating academic success but are also being recognized for their exceptional dedication and hard work.

Encouraging Academic Excellence

The automatic employment for those with First-Class honors serves as an impetus to motivate other students to strive for academic excellence. Prof. Ige expressed confidence that these graduates, equipped with essential skills and entrepreneurial competencies, would make a significant impact on the nation’s economy.

Focus on Entrepreneurship

The Vice Chancellor underlined the institution’s commitment to entrepreneurship development. The Centre for Entrepreneurship Development has been equipped to provide practical training, not only for students but also for members of the public interested in the programs. The training covers essential items production, including shoes, belts, fabrics, nylon, soap, and pastries, contributing not only to enriching the community but also boosting the university’s Internal Generated Revenue (IGR).

Convocation Week Highlights

As part of the convocation week activities, the university has organized various events, including Jumat Prayers, Keep-Fit Exercise, an exhibition (Research, Development, and Innovation Fair), the Convocation Play titled “Malokun,” a Friendly Match, and various games. The convocation lecture, scheduled for Thursday, December 7, will be delivered by Mr. Martins Oloja, Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of The Guardian Newspapers, Lagos. The topic of the lecture is “Internationalisation of University Education for Global Relevance: Experiences, Barriers, and Prospects.”

The pinnacle of the convocation week will be the Conferment of First Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Higher Degrees, along with the Presentation of Prizes on Friday, December 8, and Saturday, December 9, 2023. As AAUA celebrates its accomplished graduates, it reinforces its commitment to academic excellence, entrepreneurship, and holistic development.


Ace aka Undergragra is a 500 Level Computer Engineering Student at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti. He is a passionate teacher, writer, educational consultant and educational informant.
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