One hundred and five students of Elizade University, Ilara-mokin in Ondo State will receive their first degrees at the second convocation ceremony of the institution slated for Friday.
As part of the activities, Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka will on Thursday deliver the convocation lecture titled: “Tending the tree of commencement”.
Addressing reporters in Ilara-mokin, the Chairman, Ceremonies/Honours Committee, Omololu Adegbenro, said of 105 graduating studnets, 16 are in first Class, 50 in second class (upper) and 39 in second class (lower).
Adegbenro, the registrar, recalled that the institution, which began operation on January 6, 2013 with 31 students, now has 1,121 students.
He said the university started with 12 Programmes, but now has 31 programmes spreading across five faculties.
The registrar said the 25 programmes matured for National University Commission’s (NUC’s) accreditation were given full status.
He said over N25 billion had been invested in the university by its founder, Chief Michael Ade-Ojo, who, according to him, had contributed over N200 bilion as yearly taxation to the government’s coffers since inception.