A total of 645 graduands will be awarded diplomas, certificates and prizes at the 90th Founder’s Day and Convocation ceremony of the Oyo State College of Health Science and Technology, Ibadan, on Saturday.
Acting Provost of the institution, Mrs Oluyemisi Oyewo disclosed this at a press conference held at the institution as part of events of the celebration.
Oyewo said the convocation covered the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 graduands of the institution, with Governor Seyi Makinde, who is a visitor to the institution, expected to attend.
Saturday’s ceremony is to be preceded by Professor Kayode Osungbade of the University of Ibadan delivering the convocation lecture titled: “Sustaining Qualitative Health Service Delivery amid Brain Drain syndrome in Nigeria,” on Thursday.
Giving her remarks, the chairman of the governing council, Dr Aaron Ogundiwin said the institution yearned for an upgrade to a Higher National Diploma (HND) awarding institution.
He said the institution is positive that the visitor to the institution, Governor Seyi Makinde will see to the upgrade to an HND awarding institution as well as provide it with more funding.
Other events heralding the convocation ceremony include Alumni Day/Homecoming, health rally, medical mission, sports competitions, symposium, talent hunt, cultural activities, award ceremony, and Jumat.
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