Thirty-five students of Osun State University on Monday got first class, as the school graduated 1,946 virtually.
The reporters said that the management of the school sent convocation kits to graduates through courier service. Ninety-five per cent of the graduating students registered to be part of the ceremony.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Labode Popoola, expressed satisfaction about the virtual convocation, noting that it was part of the management decision to adapt to new normal.
He said: “Thirty-five students got first class, while 603 came out with second class upper, 972 made second class lower, while 274 fell in third class.
The Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, New York, Prof. Jeffery D.Sachs, who delivered the convocation lecture, said: “It is the positive side that we can be together virtually at least if we can’t always be together in physical presence. But I look forward to the day when I can come to visit your wonderful university and campus personally. I’m very excited about that.”
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola urged universities to lead the society out of the challenges posed by the Coronavirus pandemic.
He enjoined them to look inward and invest more in researches, innovations and technologies as a permanent way to prepare the world for eventualities that may come in future.