Oyetola challenges graduates at Uniosun’s 10th Convocation to use their acquired entrepreneurial skills to positively change the world.
Adegboyega Oyetola, Governor of the State of Osun, has urged newly graduated students of Osun State University (UNIOSUN) to begin using the skills they learned during their studies to change the world.
According to Oyetola, the institution has provided them with the necessary entrepreneurial skills in addition to their courses of study in order for them to compete in the knowledge and technology-driven world and to be solutions to the pervasive web of unemployment, economic downturn, violence, and misery.
Even as the Governor reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to educational transformation at all levels,
Governor Oyetola spoke at the University’s 10th Convocation on Tuesday.
Graduation, according to Oyetola, has provided graduates with the necessary key to employ the character, analytical skills, and competencies that the institution has imbued them with in order to participate in the task of positively impacting their lives and the larger society.
“My dear graduands, as you bask in the euphoria of graduation today, let me remind you that graduation provides you with the key to employing the character, analytical skills, and competencies that your university has imbued you with to participate in the task of positively impacting your life and the larger society,” he said.
“The UNIOSUN brand and the Omoluabi ethos have been carefully blended and instilled in you to compete in the knowledge and technology-driven world and to be solutions to the pervasive web of unemployment, economic downturn, violence, and misery.
“In particular, I encourage you to use your entrepreneurial skills to benefit the world by looking inward and being self-sufficient.
“You must join the ranks of the young entrepreneurs who are reshaping the global economy by owning businesses and creating jobs.
“Throughout your time as a student at this Institution, you have had the unique opportunity to graduate with two certificates: one for your course of study and one for your chosen vocation of study.”
The Governor urged the graduates to take advantage of the proposed sizable loan with a 1% interest rate payable over five years to start a business, saying it could make all the difference in their lives.
“Alumni are the strength of academic institutions all over the world, and they own their alma maters and work tirelessly to keep them competitive,” he said. As a result, I urge you to join the UNIOSUN Alumni Association and give back to the institution that provides you with the tools for a successful and meaningful life and living.
“The university administration must continue to rally the university community in order to cultivate alumni who will be useful contributors to the construction of the Institution of our dreams.”
While praising the institution’s management and staff for upholding academic standards since the institution’s inception, Oyetola stated, “as a government, we shall continue to support UNIOSUN to make it the preferred University through funding under available resources and appointment of quality officials that will deliver university governance for excellent service delivery.”
He congratulated the graduates and their parents on their accomplishment and new academic achievement.