A total of 28 students of Bells University of Technology in Ota, Ogun, bagged first class degree during its 2015/2016 academic session.
The new Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Jeremiah Ojediran, disclosed this on Wednesday in Otta during a press conference to mark the 8th Convocation Ceremony of the institution.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a total of 334 students are graduating.
They comprised 28 with the first class degree, 122 with the second class upper degree, 108 with second class lower, 76 with third class and 30 postgraduates.
Ojediran said the institution had set in motion a conversion programme to avail HND holders who were affected by the B.SC/HND dichotomy to upgrade their certificates to B.Sc degrees status.
”The university is committed to reaching out to the heavy population of HND holders in numerous industries in the country,” he said.
Ojediran also said the management was working toward making the university a world-class one which would be recognised globally as a pace setter.
The don said that the world class status would reflect in the institution’s academic programme, administration, staff and students welfare with value adding linkages and partnerships.
Ojediran said that the institution had provided a platform for staff to further their education and develop their potential to the fullest capacity.
He said that graduates were being trained by qualified personnel to be relevant in Nigeria and internationally.
The vice chancellor commended the past administrations of the institution for the solid foundation of excellence laid for the university.
He said the past administration laid significant footprints in term of physical development and beautiful environment.
Ojediran pledged to build on the solid foundation by restructuring the academic programme as and when necessary to meet the changing needs of the Nigerian economy.