Wednesday, June 27, 2018 09.52PM / WebTV
Over the weekend, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti held its 23rd Convocation Ceremony which included the conferment of Doctorate Degrees (Honoris Causa) on deserving eminent personalities that were deemed deserving of such based on their body of work to industry, the academia and society at large.
Serial entrepreneur, tech evangelist and CEO of private equity firm, Banklink Africa, Israel Ovirih; Chairman of the board of directors, Corporate Affairs Commission and CEO/Managing Director at Heyden Petroleum, Prince Adedapo Abiodun and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi were among Nigerians conferred with honorary doctorate degrees by the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti.
According to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sam Oye Bandele, “these selected individuals represent the values EKSU stands for”.
The awardees - The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi (Doctor of Public Administration), Chief Alex Olu Ajayi (Doctor of Public Administration), Mr. Abiodun Olusegun Adedapo, the Executive Chairman of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and Chairman of Heyden Petroleum (Doctor of Finance), Dr. Olasehinde Olatunji (Doctor of Public Administration), Mr. Israel Ovirih (Doctor of Business Administration) and Dr. Falil Ayo Abina (Doctor of Economics).
It was noteworthy that the Odoba of Ado-Ekiti, Chief Alex Olu Ajayi, a former Registrar of University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), was singled out for his selfless act of donating his estate/building for the take-off of EKSU in 1982; and his continued scholarship program and commitment to education.
Also noteworthy was the recognition giving to Israel Ovirih, an alumnus of the university, who was conferred with a doctorate degree for his integrity, professionalism, selfless commitment to humanity and achievements in the fields of investment banking, equity financing and entrepreneurship.
During the event, 9,796 graduates got their first degrees at the convocation, 49 of them obtaining First Class Honours; while a total of 1,789 obtained Second Class Upper; 5,189 obtained Second Class Lower; 2,704 obtained Third Class and 65 graduated with a Pass degree.