Igbinedion University Okada (IUO) on Friday held its 20th convocation ceremony graduating 691 students, out of which 13 students bag First Class Honours Degree. Speaking at the institution's 20th convocation ceremony in Okada, Edo state, Vice chancellor, Igbinedion University Okada (IUO), Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye said the institution is blazing the trail in terms of quality education delivery as it churned out 691 graduands, out of which 13 students bag first class honours degree. He said the institution being the first private University in the country is growing by the day going by its infrastructure and staff development, making the institution most sought after by admission seekers. Expressing commitment to staff welfare and development among others , the Ezemony said the chancellor's Fee Rebate for staff and staff children/dependents has produced not less than 40 PhD, 80 MSc and over 200 First Degree graduate staff. "Our relationship with strategic stakeholders has continued to wax stronger by the day.
The University remains committed to extending the frontier of knowledge, excellence and scholarship for the overall benefit of students in particular and society in general."Ezemonye said.A former Minister of Agriculture and Igbinedion University Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council, Prof. Sheikh Ahmed Abdullah while full of appreciation for the University management ably led by Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye for his astute leadership prowess, said that research and development are critical pillars driving knowledge production at both the institutional and national developmental levels. "The University has put in place deliberate mechanism to encourage research by the faculty which are already yielding fruits. Moreover, we have continued to encourage and support academic staff in attracting more research grants, to build and enhance the ability of the University to deliver on its mandate." Abdullah said.