By Kemi Kasumu
The Deputy President-General (South) of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sakariyau Olayiwola Babalola and astute legal luminary, Malam Yusuf Olaolu Ali (SAN), have been honoured with Doctor of Science and Doctor of Letters, respectively, as Fountain University, Osogbo, Nigeria hold its 6th convocation ceremony.
At the occasion attended by Governor of Osun State to the School, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Chancellor of the university, Dr. Ahmed Lemu, Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rasheed and former Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Alhaji Sarafa Tunji Ishola and many other eminent people, 198 successful students were graduated among whom 17 were conferred with first class degrees.
During a pre-convocation press conference in Osogbo, the Acting Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor AbdulLateef Usman had said Babalola, who is also the President of the Muslim Ummah of South West Nigeria (MUSWEN) and Ali, the Pro Chancellor of Osun State University, were being conferred with the honourary degrees for their contributions at various levels to educational development in the country.
The Foundation University Acting VC gave a breakdown of the 198 graduands, which he explained to be made up by categories of First Class degrees, 17, Second Class Upper Division, 78, Second Class Lower Division, 84 and Third Class degrees, 19 graduands.