UNIOSUN Targets Spot in 10 Top Universities in Nigeria by 2026
By Bliss Okperan
The University of Osun State (UNIOSUN) has set a goal to achieve a spot in the 10 top universities in Nigeria by 2026.
The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Clement Adebooye, while speaking on Friday at the main campus of the university in Osogbo, said the management also intends to make the school one of the 25 best in Africa in three years’ time.
According to him, the management has begun to implement the strategies designed to meet this target, including providing a peaceful academic environment for students and others.
He expressed the commitment of the school to increase staff satisfaction levels through various welfare packages and incentives.
“Our targets are clear, and our strategies well defined. We want to be among the top 10 universities in Nigeria and emerge among the top 25 in Africa by 2026. We know various requirements for these, and we are pursuing them vigorously.
“I am happy to inform the stakeholders that we are consistently poised to take the continental lead in academic excellence and global visibility for relevance and impact. We are strongly committed to the vision and founding objectives of a responsible and highly responsive 21st-century university,” he said at the institution’s convocation.
He used the occasion to announce that the UNIOSUN teaching hospital, donated by its Chancellor, Mrs Folorunso Alakija, has reached the 97 per cent completion stage.
Mr Adebooye assured that the university would continue to sustain its efforts to make available to Nigerians the greatest education possible in a setting supportive of learning.
Yesterday, UNIOSUN graduated 4,210 students and awarded them various degrees. From the figures, 3,959 obtained first degrees, nine had postgraduate diplomas, 229 received Masters Degrees, 13 were awarded doctoral degrees.
The VC said the school produced 89 first class, 1,326 second class (Upper Division), 1,818 second class (Lower Division), 470 third class, and five finished with Pass.