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23-year-old emerges best graduating student, as JABU holds 10th Convocation ceremony




A 23 - year -old , Joseph Temitope, has emerged as the best student of the 2018 / 2019 graduating set of Joseph Ayo Babalola University,Ikeji-Arakeji , Osun State , with a CGPA of 4. 80.


Temitope, who graduated from the Department of Computer Science, emerged the best overall student for the academic session .

Speaking with newsmen, Temitope said he achieved the feat because he sacrificed pleasures for hard work .

He said he was determined to focus fully on his academic works before gaining admission to the university, having heeded to his parents ’ advice to avoid distractions .

According to him , the university has moulded him on making waves in the competitive world , promising that he would go ahead with a higher degree programme after his compulsory one-year national service .

In his remarks, Dr. Ademola Odunaiya, the Chancellor of the university, said that the first set of students admitted into the school graduated in 2010.

Speaking in the same vein , the Vice -Chancellor of JABU, Prof . Kola Sonaike, said the institution was graduating 528 students under different categories for the 2018/ 2019 academic session.


He said 501 students were graduating with a first degree while 27 students were for Postgraduate Diploma and Masters degree .

Speaker of the House of Representatives ,Hon . Femi Gbajabiamila; Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State ; Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State ; and the Speaker of Lagos House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa were all given honorary awards.


Others are the Managing Director of Bovas and Company Ltd., Mrs Victoria Samson , and the Chief Executive Officer of Chemstar Group of Companies, Mr Emmanuel Awode.

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