It was another epoch-making day in the history of Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa, on Thursday, November 10, 2016, when the University graduated her second set of students. The convocation ceremony was a-week long event that started on Sunday, 6th November, 2016, with thanksgiving service at the University Chapel.
On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, the University drama troupe presented a drama titled “Casket of God” the story of a man who believed that he was so powerful that he could challenge the supremacy of God Almighty. All the guests present at the occasion commended the drama group for their excellent performance and the message impacted on the audience.
The 2nd convocation lecture delivered by Professor Essien on behalf of Professor Julius Okojie, the immediate past Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission, titled “Challenges in the Establishment and Development of Private Universities in Nigeria” was delivered on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. In his lecture, prof. Okojie explained the justification for the establishment and growth of private Universities in Nigeria in the last 17 years. He laid emphasis on how Nigerians appreciated the benefits of University education to include liberation from poverty, inequity, inequality and its ability to offer people the opportunity to demonstrate their competency.
The Visitor & Chancellor, The President of The Apostolic Church Nigeria, Pastor (Dr) Gabriel Oladele Olutola, JP said that SAU is committed to the actualization of her vision and mission, adding that the church is ready to provide the needed support. He urged the Federal Government to extend support to private universities through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund.
In his address, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Benard Eronmonsele Aigbokhan, appreciated God almighty for His love, mercy and provision towards the University. He enumerated the achievements made in the five years of existence to include full accreditation of all academic programmes and five years of uninterrupted and crisis free academic calendar and strides made by the students (over 109) in ICT external International Certification Examinations.
The overall best student Miss Anita Eboigbe with 4.89 CGPA from Mass Communication Department, expressed her joy and appreciation to God, her parents, lecturers and colleagues. In her speech, she said to whom much is given, much is expected. She urged her fellow graduands to be good ambassadors of the University.
The event that was graced with men of timber and caliber, among whom were Royal Fathers, University Vice-Chancellors, Institute Rectors, Business Men & Women, Politicians and others.
The occasion ended with award of prizes to the outstanding students.