Professor Jeremiah Ojediran, Vice Chancellor, Bells University of Technology (BELLSTECH), Ota, Ogun State.
Authority of the Bells University of Technology (BELLSTECH), Ota, Ogun State, would next week confer 37 First Class degrees in the 2016/2017 academic session as the institution holds its 9th convocation ceremony.
Professor Jeremiah Ojediran, the Vice Chancellor of the university disclosed this during a pre-convocation press briefing with newsmen at the Senate chambers of the university as he gave a breakdown of other categories of classification of grades to include: 128 Second Class Upper, 152 Second Class Lower, and 67 in the Third Class grades bringing the total of graduate students to 384.
According to Ojediran another set of 57 would also graduate with postgraduate degrees across the four colleges of Natural and Applied Sciences, College of Management Sciences, College of Environmental Sciences and the College of Engineering.
As part of the effort to broaden the frontier of knowledge among the students, the vice-chancellor disclosed that the university had opened up a link with the Kortext Digital Textbook Platform where digital textbooks on various disciplines would be made available to both staff and students at a token, which could be downloaded with various digital formats.
He said that the university products were out there impacting positively on the society by providing solutions to some of the identified problems in the society.
”We are positive contributors to both the economy and society. It has been proved over and over again that our products are certainly not second grade, ” he said.
Seeking further collaborations between the town and gown, the VC implored the nation’s industries to collaborate with the institution in addressing some of their problems through qualitative research, saying that the institution had also set up skill development and resources centre to cater for the graduates to make them be self-reliant.