Abuja(SundiataPost)-In a bid to boost the morale and commitments of its alumni in academic pursuit the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) has reportedly offered automatic jobs to 72 first class graduates of the institutions.
The 72 students are among the 1,042 graduands that will bag the University’s degree on Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the school’s sixth convocation ceremony.
During the pre-convocation press conference held in ABUAD on Monday, October 15, 2018, the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Michael Ajisafe based explained why the university produced 72 first class graduates.
According to Thisday, said the high turnout is based on the excellent, rigorous and qualitative academic prowess already attained by the institution.
He added that the university put stringent measures in place to automatically eject lazy and unruly students from the system.
He said; “We have disciplined students here and it has always been the culture of the founder, Aare Afe Babalola, to give automatic jobs to first class students and these 72 will benefit from the gesture.
“Today, ABUAD is the only university in Nigeria that makes its students go to classes between 8am and 3pm and later 7pm to 10pm. There is no room for indolence here. This will automatically frustrate lazy and indolent students.
“Apart from handsome prizes being given to brilliant graduates, which includes vehicles and cash gift, the founder gives all graduates in the Faculty of Agriculture a sum of N250,000 each to empower them to go into farming. Some are even given parcels of land for farming.
“Lazy students can’t cope here in ABUAD. Our objective is to change the phase of university education in Nigeria and that we are pursuing with vigour and we are gradually achieving that because we are the first university to graduate 43 medical students barely eight years after we commenced operations.”
Recall that ABUAD recently graduated its first set of medical students, and the overall best student, Esther Adaobi Azom went home with a brand new car and N500,000 cash prize.
While presenting the prizes to the students, the Founder of the University, Prof Afe Babalola, described Azom’s academic achievement as unmatchable.
Azom maintained an excellent record of distinction and won the founders’ award scholarship of N500,000 from 100 to 500 level.
The young medical doctor was also said to have had distinctions in all her In her MBBS exams papers which include Surgery, Medicine and Community Medicine.