The Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, has said that the state government would give automatic employment to the 10 First Class graduates of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA).
The governor, who spoke at the fourth Convocation annniversary of the institution, said the move was to reward excellence and also encourage other students to work harder.
He noted that though, traditionally, it was the school that employed such candidates but added that any of those lucky graduates who was not interested in academic job would be engaged in the state civil service.
Mimiko, however, stated that his administration would continue to support the institution and assist it to achieve its aim of becoming one of the best in the country, inspite of its fees which was the lowest in the country.
He said, “ we have ensured that the admission of students into AAUA is purely on merit, there is no governor’s list, no VC’s list, that is why we are getting good results from our students,”
Mimiko also commended the management, staff and students of the institution for maintaining discipline on the campus, saying in the last four years, there was no interruption in the academic programmes of the university.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Femi Mimiko, said that the authourities of the school had ensured that the 14-year-old institution developrd everyday academically and in terms infrastructure.
He, however, noted that the achievements were possible because of the support from the state government, adding that all the programmes being run by the university had been accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The vice chancellor said “ I am delighted to announce to you that all our academic programmes except two that have ‘back to back’ interim status are accredited by NUC with 88 per cent of them enjoying full accredited status.”
The VC, who revealed that the alumni of the school were doing excellently well in various fields all around the world, maintained that the school would not relent on hardwork and discipline in order to achieve the goals of excellence.
No fewer than 5,497 students from the 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 sessions received first and higher degrees from different departments.