OOU VC advises universities against indiscriminate award of first-class degree


•Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun state

By Adesina Wahab

The Vice Chancellor, Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, Ago Iwoye, Prof. Ganiyu Olatunde, has advised universities in the country against indiscriminate award of first-class degree to their students, saying a situation where some universities would have a significant number of their graduating students bagging such is becoming worrisome.

This is just as he clarified that students deserving of such grades should not be denied.
He spoke in Ago Iwoye while briefing the press on activities lined up for the 30th convocation ceremony of the institution.

According to him, graduates should be able to defend the certificates and degrees held by them.

“A situation where you have a university graduating a few hundreds students and among them, over one hundred bag first-class degrees leaves room for probing questions. No one is saying that students who deserve first-class degrees should not be given. Hard…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper