FROM IKHILI EBALU, BENIN CITY
Governor Godwin Obaseki, has given automatic employment to 12 students of the Edo State University, Uzairue who bagged first class degrees.
Obaseki who disclosed this during the 5th convocation of the University, said the 12 graduating students include an Internally Displaced Person at the Edo IDP camp, Emos Ishaku.
Obaseki said, ” you have the story of automatic job of Ishaka Emos who have automatic job on Monday. He is not from Edo but because of what he has done. The spirit of hard work and resilient which he has demonstrates he would be given the job in Edo state civil service”.
The governor further said, As you know those of you who graduate with first class degrees have automatic offer in the Edo state civil service job.
There is a session with 40 of our graduate trainee and I am please to tell you that about three who graduated last year’s are part of it”
He said the Institution is celebrating , We are also celebrating another mile stone as it is graduating nine PHd.D students from the University, adding that he is committed to the development of the University.
Adding that, We will continue to endowed this university as we have dreamt of it from the beginning. In next year’s budget we are going to include the amount of money to make sure that we finish the infrastructure in medical science and the completion of the teaching hospital. I have also instructed that our current deployment of high speed fibre optic be extended to this school in order to support the efforts the Institution has made to facilitate learning.
Also speaking, the Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Prof. Emmanuel, Aluyor, said within university seven years of existence, the University has set some records for the older universities to emulate.
It is on record today that Edo State University Uzairue is the first in Africa to have acquired some of the hi-tecn equipment for the training of her medical students. These include the Anatomage Table, a medical tool that allows for the real time display of human anatomy, and the SimMan 3G Mannequins in our Advanced Skills Laboratory. In addition to these equipment that allow our medical students to have hands-on medical experience in the course of their training, we also have Edo State University Teaching Hospital in Auchi.
According to him, the university is the first university in the Sub-Saharan African region to acquire the CANVAS Learning digital teaching and learning environment for our teachers and students.Edo State University Uzairue was ranked by the National Universities Commission (NUC) as the 10th best University in Nigeria, 2nd best State University in Nigeria and best University in the South-south region of Nigeria in 2022.
“Today we are 356 graduates of Edo State University Uzairue out of which 12 are first class, 164 are Second Class Upper division, 234 are Second class lower division and 14 third class. We have 65 unclassified degrees. Nine candidates completed Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programs while four successfully completed Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) programs, 48 are graduating with Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) degrees, while 38 will receive Postgraduate Diplomas.
On his part, the Pro.Chancelor, Thomas Audu commended the state governor, Godwin Obaseki for creating the enabling environment and an uninterrupted academic calendar for over five years and currently convoking its fifth set of graduates. He charged the graduands to be courageous, and be agents of positive change as the world needs your innovative ideas, leadership skills and determination to make a difference.