By Omolola Dede
Bells University of Technology in its eight convocation ceremony during the weekend honoured 28 first class and 356 graduates from four of its colleges.
Out of the 386 graduates, 30 post graduates also graduated from the University.
The list comprises of six first class graduates from College of Natural and Applied Sciences (COLNAS); Seven were honoured with first class at the College of Management Sciences (COLMANS); College of Environmental Sciences (COLENVS) honoured Four graduates while the College of Engineering honoured 11 first class graduates.
The Vice Chancellor, Bells University of Technology, Professor Jeremiah Ojediran, congratulated the graduates and admonished them to establish their own enterprises in order not to swell the population of unemployed graduates.
He also added that the school is graduating the first set of Kano state Students on scholarship at the University.
The Vice Chancellor stated that he is looking forward to the government of Kano state in ensuring national integration by sending them to Bells University of Technology in Ogun state.
He said, “You have your whole life ahead of you and the nation awaits your manifestation as solution providers.”
The Vice Chancellor urged the graduates to showcase Technologies and innovations to the nation.
The ceremony commenced with the Convocation Lecture hosted by the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Financial Derivatives Nigeria Limited, Mr. Bismarck Rewane on a topic; “Nigeria’s Economic Landscape and Recovery Route: Technology and the future”.
Bismarck in his lecture stated that the introduction of Technologies in Nigeria Industry will scale growth and boost economic development.
He cited that the country scored less than half of the total Global Competition Index (GCI) mark of seven in Sub-Saharan Africa, thereby indicating that the country is poor in competitiveness and as well weak in its Technological capabilities.
In referring solutions to the Economic crisis facing Nigeria, he explained that achieving Economic progress requires a new direction by the cocktail of comprehensive and timely policy actions implemented by a forward-looking and innovative Government.
He also stated that the application of radical innovation across sectors and industries would enable Nigeria leapfrog more expensive, less-efficient processes, to accelerate inclusive growth and drive sustainable developments.
“We won’t be the first and many countries have proved this is possible, he added.
The institution honoured the overall best Graduating Student, Oyindamola Badejo, a Biomedical Engineering that scored a total 4.89 grade points.
According to her, “it is not about what you have, it’s about how smart you are”. She explained that with self accessibility, she was able to do well in schools.
She urged students to always have a self analysis so as to know the kind of brains they possess and how it works.