Oladele Temitope, Best Graduating Student at OGITECH
Oladele Temitope Grace, 25, an orphan has emerged the over all best graduating student of Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbesa, at its first combined convocation and 11th anniversary.
Grace, who gave way to tears during her speech, lamenting that her parents were not alive to witness her graduation, also made the distinction category with a Cumulative Grade Point Aggregate of 3.87 in Electrical /Electronics Engineering (HND) 2016/2017 academic session to emerge the over all best grandaunt.
Aside collecting a cash prize for her excellent performance, the state government offered her an automatic lecturing appointment at her alma mater.
Grace attributed her success to God, determination, hard work and her husband who, she said, stood by her.
She urged the state and federal governments to invest more in electronic engineering to drive the economy, create jobs and boost the revenue base of the country, saying computer and information technology is the way a nation should go in this 21st century and beyond.
No fewer than 9,334 were graduated by the institution; with 205 of them making the distinction list in the combined convocation of graduands spanning 10 years.
Governoror Ibikunle Amosun, represented by the Commissioner for Education. Science and Technology, Mrs. Modupe Mujota, urged the graduands to approach the world with “optimism, critical thinking and emotional competencies.”
Earlier, the institution’s Rector, Dr. Olufunke Akinkurolere, said despite challenges; OGITECH’s products have been sufficiently groomed; both in learning and character; not only to be competitive in the labour market but also jobs creators and future employers of labour.
Olufunke added that; the institution’s 26 programmes; were all; fully accredited; by the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE).