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About 40,130 graduates of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, have yet to be issued their degree certificates six years after they graduated from the institution.
According to the institution’s authorities, the graduates left the university between 2005 and 2011.
Consequently, the authorities have concluded arrangements to ensure that the five sets of the Ogun State Government –owned university would be handed over their certificates at the institution’s forthcoming convocation.
The acting Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Saburi Adesanya, stated this on Thursday while addressing journalists in Abeokuta.
According to Adesanya, the university has now concluded plans to present the certificates to the graduands at the ceremony billed for between October 8 and 9.
The acting Vice-Chancellor, however, said, the university had not admitted more than the number of students permitted by law.
Adesanya noted that the institution currently has 15,000 student population, adding that it had yet to meet the 4, 370 admission quota granted it by the National Universities Commission.
He also assured stakeholders that the OOU management had resolved to publish the names of its students in order to clear the air on the population of the students it has offered admission.
The acting Vice-Chancellor also blamed the rising wave of cultism in the higher institution on off-campus system.
Adesanya therefore called on real estate developers and property investors to build hostels within the university campus in order to check the menace of cultism.