Saturday, November 29, 2014 7:11 am
Abiodun Onafuye/ Abeokuta
Fifteen graduating students from Tai Solarin University of Education,TASUED, Ogun State, have been given automatic jobs by Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
He made the offer while addressing the combined convocation ceremonies of the institution.
Close to 11, 000 students graduated on Friday.
The beneficiaries of the governor’s offer were the 2012/2013 Best Overall Graduating Student, Mr. Adeniji Kayode and 14 others who excelled with first class honours.
Amosun, who also reiterated that TASUED has come to stay, assured that affordable and qualitative education remains the focal point of his administration.
According to him, “It gladdens my heart to note that you have relentlessly worked hard to sustain yourself in the midst of great number of higher institutions in Ogun State. TASUED has proved to be a great citadel of learning where academic excellence and good moral training are impacted on the students.
“It is gratifying to note that in less than 10 years of being a full-fledged university, Tai Solarin University of Education has become one of Nigeria’s best universities, consistently among universities at the top of the Nigerian university League. Also, it has continued to be a pace setter and trail blazer in the provision of qualified teaching corps.
“This Institution has not disappointed in its mandate of producing successful graduates that have carved a niche for themselves in their different endeavours and continued to contribute their quota to the socio-economic development of our great nation,” Amosun posited.
The governor charged the graduates not to see their certificates as mere meal ticket, but rather develop their intellect and horizon as well as equip themselves with the knowledge and skills to appropriate abundant opportunities that abound in the nation.
Prof.(Mrs.) Oluyemi Obilade, the Vice Chancellor of the University, noted that the institution is the first University of Education in Nigeria, second in Africa and eighth in the world. She said it was established on solid principles and platforms which characterized Tai Solarin, the late renowned educationist, whom the school was named after.