The minister of communications , innovation and digital economy, Dr Tijani has tasked the academia on producing graduates with capabilities to create jobs .

The minister, Dr Tijani


Dr Tijani spoke at FUTA 33rd convocation lecture in Akure, the Ondo State capital .

He said youths pursuing their dreams through technological innovations would inspire the needed change in the society.

FUTA VC, Prof Oladiji presenting a plaque to the Minister.


He pointed out that the world was in high demand of technology to find some solutions to problems affecting mankind.


Dr Tijani hinted that the ministry would train three million Nigerians on technical-know-how while there were plans to have a technological hub for the country to grow in that direction.

Earlier in a welcome address, FUTA Vice Chancellor, Professor Adenike Oladiji said improvement in innovations , knowledge and human development always led to increased productivity to better the society.

FUTA VC, Prof Oladiji

At the convocation grounds, Over three thousand students of the university graduated in various fields of learning.

Out of these students, 195 made first class, 1510 second class upper, 1515 second class lower, 254 third class while two made pass.


Speaking on the occasion , the vice chancellor, Professor Adenike Oladiji urged the graduands to be focused as they were going into the wider world to exhibit what they learnt during their courses of studies.

Prof Oladiji also beckoned on them to be good ambassadors of the institution, remanding them that the first degree was a stepping stone to explore the world.

The overall best student , Miss Oluwanife Olajuyigbe from electrical and electronics engineering department had 4.93 cumulative grade point average.


Miss Olajuyigbe who was elated at her superlative performance and was lavished with lots of gifts and commendations advised students not to be distracted but be positive minded and focused.

Two other graduating students, Victor Babalola and Tosin Afolayan said they thanked God for the opportunity to complete the university education.

Two parents, Mr Ayodeji Oyeniyi and Mrs Bukola Korie expressed gratitude to God for seeing their children through the university despite many challenges .


The convocation ceremony attracted dignitaries from all walks of life .



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