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5th CONVOCATION: “We raise entrepreneurs and inventors”- Chrisland University VC, Prof Babalola
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Thu, 2 Nov 2023   ||   Nigeria,
 

The Vice Chancellor of Chrisland university, Abeokuta, Prof. Chinedum Peace Babalola, has stated that the school does not produced graduates will be job seekers but graduates will be employers of labour.

Babalola disclosed this in a press conference which was held as part of activities marking the 5th convocation of the school.

According to the VC, the university which was established in 2015 released ninety-one (91) graduands with ten (10) making it to First Class Honours.

Recall that the school which started in in 2015, with just seven (7) students, was granted full operational license to operate as a private university in Nigeria, in year 2019 by the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s National Universities Commission.

The university also began with two Colleges; the College of Arts, Management, and Social Sciences, and the College of Natural and Applied Sciences for the 2015/2016 academic session and has been marching on strongly.

Speaking on the 5th convocation, Babalola explained that out of the ninety on graduates, 10 First Class Honours, 49 Second Class Upper Division, 26 Second Class Lower Division, and six Third Class Division.

According to her, the university takes pride in producing graduates with a variety of academic achievements across different disciplines, stressing that the aim is to cultivate entrepreneurial skills rather than seeking certificate just for white-collar jobs.

On that note, the VC stated that the university places a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship and have mapped out mandatory programmes to develop students’ entrepreneurial skills in their chosen fields.

She explained these mandatory programmes are designed to develop their entrepreneurial skills of the students in their chosen vocations.

She added that upon completion of their programmes, graduates not only receive academic degrees but also entrepreneurship certificates, affirming their readiness to become business entrepreneurs and innovators.

The VC said “We are raising business entrepreneurs and inventors, not just graduates who are seeking white collar jobs out there”.

The vice chancellor stated that all academic programmes offered by the university’s four colleges had received full accreditation from the National Universities Commission (NUC), while expressing the institution’s commitment to maintaining high academic standards.

“Every programme in Chrisland University that is due for accreditation are fully accredited by NUC and other professional bodies. we nave never had a partial accreditation. All programme run here that are matured for accreditation are fully accredited”, Babaloala stated.

In addition, the VC noted that the University is recognized for her education and progressive research as she houses Departments that have been successfully accredited, like the Department of Physiotherapy, fully accredited by the Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Board of Nigeria (MRTBN).

On the learning environment of the school, she said that Chrisland University prioritises the safety and conducive learning environment for its students while collaborating with security agencies to secure its premises and promote a safe atmosphere for learning.

 

 

 

 

 

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