Prof. Mimiko said: “We have a total of 6,341 graduands from the 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 sets. Faculty of Science with 1,519 has the largest chunk, followed by Social and Management Sciences, Arts, Education and Law in that order. There are 412 graduands receiving post-graduate degrees, 10 of whom are in the PhD category.
“Of the two sets, 26 graduated in first class; 1,414 in second class ppper division; 3,505 in second class lower division; 993 in third class.” The VC said the 5th Convocation Ceremony was unique in the sense that it coincided with the university’s Founder’s day and 15th year anniversary, saying: “This is not a coincidence but fallout of a deliberate initiative to institutionalize the university and put it on a competitive pedestal and it is my hope that this profound tradition of scholarship shall be sustained here.” Prof. Mimiko said AAUA would continue to strengthen the integrity and quality of its academic programmes through training and retraining of its staff and re-inventing and re-engineering of its programmes and emplacement of a broadening research agenda, with a view to churning out globally competitive graduates.
He highlighted some of the recent academic and infrastructure landmarks of the university.
He said, “Early this year, the US Transparency International Standard, USTIS, after its 2013 school ranking survey, proclaimed AAUA the Best State University in Nigeria. A graduate of AAUA, Opeyemi Akeem Longe, who made 1st class in Law, the first in the university’s 15-year history, did not only repeat the feat at this year’s Final Bar Examination of the Nigerian Law School, he is indeed the best result nationally!”
On infrastructural development, he said, “The Visitor to the university, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, inaugurated six projects during the last convocation ceremony on Friday, March 22, 2013.