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Redeemer’s Varsity Installs TY Danjuma As Chancellor


The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is expected to perform the
installation of elder statesman and former Chief of Army Staff, General
Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma as the 2nd Chancellor of Redeemer’s
University, Ede at its 8th convocation ceremony on Thursday.
The
Vice Chancellor, Prof. Z  Debo Adeyewa, who disclosed this to newsmen
yesterday, at a press briefing to herald the 8th convocation ceremony of
the university, used the event to advice the federal government to take
pro-active measures to salvage the nation’s economy.
Adeyewa
encouraged  the federal government to engage seasoned economic advisers
to salvage the economy adding that the solution to Nigeria’s economic
downturn is not in International Monetary Fund, World Bank or any
international organisations but for every individual to contribute his
quota by among others embracing home made goods.

Running
through the breakdown of grades of the 619 graduands, the Vice
Chancellor said 25 of them bagged First Class honours representing 4 per
cent of the graduating students while 207 made Second Class Upper
Division representing 33.4 per cent.
According to him, 290
graduating students came out with Second Class Lower Division (46.8 per
cent), 97 students that represents (15.7 per cent) made Third Class
while 84 students that represents 13.6 per cent made Pass degrees.
Besides, the institution will also graduate two PhD students,  23,  Masters Degrees, while seven will bag Post Graduate Diploma.
Professor
Adeyewa noted that the graduating students took their oath of
matriculation on Nov.1, 2012 adding that the institution have never
experienced a day closure as a result of any form of crisis since
inception.
The Vice Chancellor who lamented low economic
involvement in private university education in Nigeria urged the Federal
Government to support Private Universities.
“With the
contribution of private universities to the growth and wellbeing of our
dear country, I call on government to support private universities.
“There
is a need to provide incentives, single digit interest loans and access
to funds that would aid the acceleration of research and development.”

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