The Bell University of Technology, Ota in Ogun State on Saturday said 14 students had bagged first class degrees at its 2012/13 convocation.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Adebayo Adeyemi, made this known at the 5th convocation and the conferment of honorary doctorate degrees, and presentation of prizes in Ota.
It was gathered that 208 graduating students participated in the ceremony.
They comprised 14 students bagging first class honours, 64 being in second upper division, 83 second class lower division, 43 in third class, and four receiving ordinary pass.
Adeyemi urged all the graduating students to have belief in their abilities that they could make it in life in spite of the existing situation in the country.
He emphasised the need for them to be patriotic in their bid to move the nation forward.
“I also wish to inform you all that the postgraduate degree programmes (PGD) and postgraduate diploma programmes had been approved by National Universities Commission.
“ The approval of these courses will give room for the institution to carry out numerous researches that will lead to development of both human capital and the nation,” he said.
Adeyemi said that the approved PGD courses included M.Sc in biochemistry, industrial chemistry, computer science, information science.
He said the diploma courses were to be offered in microbiology and applied physics.
He said that eight students had since registered for their masters’ degree programmes in the institution.
Adeyemi announced that a philanthropist, Prof. Emmanuel Edizien had donated a 500-seater theatre to the institution, saying the hall would be properly put to use. (NAN)