Babcock University (BU), Ilisan, Ogun State, at the weekend, hooded no fewer than 164 doctoral candidates during the institution’s 12th postgraduate convocation. The successful doctoral candidates were made up of 93 males and 71 females.
The vice chancellor, Professor Ademola Tayo, charged the graduates to take advantage of the expertise acquired to dive into some of the wide-ranging societal problems and to stand tall in their academic and professional pursuits.
He reminded the doctoral graduates that obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy was not the end of learning and enjoined them to collaborate with scholars along various disciplines to arrive at a cutting edge research.
“As you celebrate your achievement, be reminded that your certificate is valuable to the extent you use your knowledge to bring about positive change in the society with a high sense of integrity and honesty. Remember, teamwork is the catchword if you are to make your mark in your profession.
“This year’s doctoral candidates presented for hooding was the highest since the establishment of the college; the first time a couple would be hooded as doctoral graduates as well as the first time the College presented doctoral candidates for hooding in Nursing Sciences, Finance and Economics since its establishment,” he added.