|Executives Programmes' graduation|
The Pan-African University has graduated 204 persons from its professional education programmes. The graduation ceremony took place on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at the Ajah Campus of the University.
The graduands were from the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) and the Lagos Business School (LBS). EDC graduated three sets of students from its Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management course (CEM). The graduating classes where CEM–19, CEM–20 and CEM Abuja–A4. LBS, on its part, graduated students from the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) and the Senior Management Programme (SMP). The classes concerned were AMP–24, SMP–43 and SMP–44. The guest speaker on the occasion, Prof. Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, emphasised the need for the graduands to make a difference in the wider society. Prof. Oloyede, whose speech was titled “Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: Rethinking Concepts of the Nigerian Situation,” defined success by what he called the 3 S’s: Sincerity, Service and Sacrifice. He encouraged the graduands to imbibe these qualities.
While welcoming the students and guests to the occasion, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Juan Elegido, gave them a peek into the vision of the institution. Prof. Elegido used the opportunity to speak about the developments and construction work going on at the new campus situated at Ibeju-Lekki. He said that by the year 2014, the University would be ready to run undergraduate studies in Media and Communications as well as in Management at the new campus.
In response to the speeches, representatives of the graduating classes made a commitment to uphold the values which they had learnt during their course of study. They also made pledges to support the University towards the fulfilment of its mission. The highlight of the speeches was a song rendition by the AMP – 24 class. The graduands were subsequently inducted into their respective alumni associations.
The graduation ceremony, which was witnessed by family and friends, ended with a cocktail.