Abiodun gifts 3 best TASUED graduating students N2m each

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Gov. Dapo Abiodun has awarded N2million each to the three best graduating students of the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijebu-Ode, representing the 2020/2021, 2021/2022 and 2022/2023 academic years.

Abiodun announced the cash award on Tuesday during the combined 13th,14th, and 15th convocation ceremonies of the institution, held at the school premises in Ijebu Ode.

The recipients are Sunday Oluwafemi, with a GPA of 4.89 (2020/2021); Obadina Patricia with GPA of 4.89 (2021/2022) and Mercy Sanyaolu with GPA of 4.86 (2022/2023).

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The governor also announced a gift of N500,000 to the best graduating students in each of the colleges for the three years.

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The governor, while empathising with the students over a recent robbery attack on some of their colleagues residing off campus, said that his administration would root out those obstructing the peace being enjoyed in the state.

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He noted that his government remained and maintained a zero tolerance policy for criminal activities, even as he warned of dire consequences on anyone caught disrupting the peace of the state.

Abiodun urged the graduating students to reciprocate the gift of learning and character modelling that the institution had bestowed on them.

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He noted that his administration remained committed to creating an enabling environment for growth and development aimed at making the state economically stable for all.

Abiodun promised that his administration would continue to work diligently to the purpose of utilising the vocational courses acquired during their time in school.

He charged the graduands not to allow the fear of failure to deter them from taking opportunities, noting that the path ahead might be demanding, but challenges are stepping stones to greatness.

In his address, the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwole Banjo, disclosed that 12,700 students graduated over the three years while 329 graduated in the postgraduate college.

He also said that 113 students graduated with first-class honours.

In his remarks, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Prof. Rahamon Bello, noted that the institution had developed a reputation as being dynamic, accessible and responsive to change. (NAN)

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