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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has explained that his administration had already embarked on a developmental project tagged “Education for Change” which is aimed at uplifting every level of education in the county. Buhari who disclosed this at the 28th convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) in Ondo state held at the weekend, said the present government is prepared to place education on the front burner in its role of nations building. The President who was represented by Prof. Chiedu Mafiana, said the change mantra of his administration can only be meaningful and positively impacting if Nigerians would place priority on doing what is right and honorable at all times. “As a government, we are poised to entrench accountability and purposeful leadership so that Nigeria can take its rightful place in the comity of nations”. He asked the administrators of Nigerian Universities to entrench the change policies at all the levels of governance of their various institutions for efficient service delivery. Buhari reinstated that his government remain focused and resilient in promoting teaching and research that would help engender self reliance and employability in the country. “In this regard, government has embedded opportunities for job creation in the budget with focus on private sector, so that today’s graduates and their predecessors yet to be gainfully employed can leverage the available entrepreneurial opportunities” he said. The President further charged the graduands of the institution to use their skills in proffering fresh and stimulating contributions to the change of Agenda of his administration. Master Alli Semomhe from the Electrical Electronics department was declared the overall best graduating student of the institution among the 85 graduands that bagged the first class category at the 28th convocation of the institution Semomhe, during his speech said consistent hard work and prayer aside other social activities made him to achieved the outstanding feat. The 23-year-old graduand, who had 4.89 CGPA, maintained that he faced numerous challenges while climbing the ladder of success but urged students to give their studies the priority it deserve. The Vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Adebiyi Daramola, had told journalists that 4,790 graduands of various academic programmes graduated in the 2015/2016 academic session. Daramola said 1,044 graduands had second class upper division, 1,274 emerged in the second class lower division while 453 and 33 graduands had third class and pass degree respectively.

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