Over forty thousand graduates of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, who have been deprived of their certificates for years, will finally get them.
The certificates, which cut across various disciplines and degrees, cover about five academic sessions from 2005-2011.
Disclosing this on Thursday at a press conference in Abeokuta, the University’s Acting Vice-Chancellor, Saburi Adesanya, said the presentation of the certificates is scheduled for the school’s next convocation slated for October 8 and 9.
The University authority also said it would henceforth ensure that transcripts are issued promptly on demand.
“It is our belief that with this singular effort, the university will once again be serving the Alumni effectively in tune with a 21st century university,” he said.
He also recalled that the university, since its 1983 academic inception, had produced over 200 thousand graduates and postgraduates.
Mr. Adesanya said available records and feedback from both private and public sectors show that the school’s “graduates are rated very high and our graduates are making their marks in their various fields of endeavours”.
“We are happy to note that many of our products are now professors, consultants, career diplomats, senior advocates,” he said.
He said forensic analysis of the current university structure revealed the need to evolve new initiative to reposition the institution.
The university head disclosed that the institution currently has 15 thousand students as genuine undergraduates.