2023 convocation: Babcock hoods 164 doctoral candidates - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Sunday, July 30, 2023

2023 convocation: Babcock hoods 164 doctoral candidates

Cross section of the  PhD graduands 

No fewer than 164 doctoral candidates, made of 93 males and 71 females, were hooded by Babcock University at her 12th postgraduate graduation ceremony 

The event was witnessed by the governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, who was represented by the Secretary to State Government, Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, spouses, families and friends of the graduands.

Governor Abiodun commended Babcock University for rising up to the challenge, saying “the list of candidates hooded today reflected the areas of human capacity needed for the continued development of the society.

He said, “We cannot have this large number of higher institutions in the state, and also produce quite a number of PhD graduates yearly, and yet still keep seeking for specialists in various sectors of the economy.

The governor charged the graduands to be curious, and remain open to new ideas and continue to challenge the status quo, urging them to extend their brilliance beyond academic achievements to leading meaningful and fulfilling lives. 

Similarly, the President/Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Ademola Tayo charged the graduands to take advantage of the expertise they have acquired to tackle some of the wide-ranging societal problems and to stand tall in their academic and professional pursuits. 

He reminded the doctoral graduands that obtaining Doctor of Philosophy was not the end of learning as they have to collaborate with scholars along various disciplines in order to arrive at a cutting edge research.

“As you celebrate your achievement, be reminded that your certificate is valuable to the extent you use your knowledge to bring about positive change in the society with high sense of integrity and honesty. Remember, team work is the catch word if you are to make your mark in your profession,” he added.

Professor Tayo said “this year doctoral candidates presented for hooding was the highest since the establishment of the college; the first time a couple would be hooded as doctoral graduands as well as the first time the College presented doctoral candidates for hooding in Nursing Sciences, Finance and Economics since its establishment”.

The Vice Chancellor also noted that highly placed personalities in academia, corporate world, government circle and judiciary were among the hooded doctoral candidates.

While congratulating the graduands, Professor Tayo expressed gladness that the university requirement of publishing at least two articles in high impact Category A or B rating peer review journals were met by all the hooded candidates.

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