Akpabio, Gbajabiamila to attend Yabatech 35th convocation as 7,717 graduate
By Wilson Adekumola
A total of 7,717 students will be graduating as Yaba College of Technology, Lagos State holds its 35th convocation from Friday, November 17, to Thursday, November 23, 2023.
According to The PUNCH, the Rector of the college, Dr. Ibraheem Abdul, disclosed this at a press conference on Thursday.
He said that the convocation lecture with the theme, ‘Empowering Nigerian Youths in the Present Day Economy,’ would be delivered by the Chief of Staff to the president, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila while the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, will chair the lecture.
The Rector said, “The convocation ceremonies will involve the awards of Diplomas, Certificates and Prizes to the graduating students of the 2021/2022 academic session. conferment of the fellowship of the college on eminent and truly deserving Nigerians will also be part of the ceremonies.”
He noted that the Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, is the Distinguished Guest of Honour of the convocation on November 23.
“This year, the college is graduating a total of 7,717 students. 254 of these students got distinction. 1,893 students are graduating in the Upper Credit division while 3,940 students are graduating in Lower Credit, and 1,630 are in the Pass grade.
“Furthermore, the college will be conferring fellowship awards on three outstanding Nigerians at the 35th Convocation Ceremony. They are Lady Christine Doja Otedola, Comrade Hassan Adebayo Sunmonu and His Excellency, Engr. Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum,” he added.