By News Agency of Nigeria,

Five graduands of Chrisland University, Abeokuta, will be awarded First Class degrees at the institution’s third convocation on Wednesday, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Babalola, has said.

Babalola disclosed this at a news conference in Abeokuta on Monday to intimate journalists on the activities lined up for the ceremony.

She added that 30 other students would be graduating with Second Class honours in the upper division.

The VC further explained that Miss Martha Kave of Department of Criminology and Security Studies emerged the overall Best Graduating Student, having garnered 4.98 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) out of the entire 44 graduands of the institution.

Babalola, a Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacokinetics, recalled that the institution, which took off with just seven students in 2016, had continued to grow stronger.

She attributed the feat recorded by the university to the “stick and carrot” approach adopted by the management of the institution in instilling moral training in the students.

“The COVID-19 outbreak did not affect our programmes because of the facilities we have on ground which allowed both virtual and physical lectures.

“We have been having our convocations as and when due.

” We had the first convocation in 2019 with seven students, In 2020, 28 students graduated and this third convocation, 44 students will be graduating.

“It is not easy to make First Class in Chrisland University. Only five out of 44 achieved the feat, while 30 made Second Class Upper Division and nine others made Second Class Lower Division.

“At Chrisland, we are not only concerned about academics and that is why we have instituted the Best Behaved Graduating Student (male) and Best Behaved Graduating Student (female).

“It is noteworthy that our best graduating student, also emerged as best behaved graduating student in the female category,” the vice-chancellor said.

Highlighting activities for the convocation, Babalola said the institution would hold public lecture, inaugurate infrastructural projects and also celebrate late Mrs Emily Imokhuede, who had been identifying with the school since inception.

She said the convocation would hold on Wednesday where graduands would be getting their certificates in various disciplines, including entrepreneurship.