You Need Uncommon Common Sense to Get Jobs, Says Unilorin VC

By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
…as Kwara Speaker ‎gives Best Law students scholarship
The newly appointed Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Professor Sulyman Abdulkareem has said the graduating students of this generation needs to be extra clever in order to secure employment opportunities with situation of things in the country.
Abdulkareem said graduating today does not end learning nor means commencement of treasure harvesting but rather commencement real life.
The VC stated this while delivering his address titled “Life has just Begun” at the 33rd Convocation ceremony of the Institution held in Ilorin on Friday.
“The candid truth now is that just ‎graduating from University is no longer enough to get jobs,you need to have the uncommon commonsense,as competition for jobs is now very high.
“Your graduation today is however not the end of learning and life struggle it does not even signify landing El dorado where you automatically start harvesting treasures of life I  must let you know that with you graduation today life has just begun,” he said.
According to him, today which is the first leg of our convocation ceremonies for the 2016/2017 session We are graduating a total ‎number of 4,624 students who are from the Faculties of Arts,Education,Law,Management Sciences and Social sciences.
“My advice is that you give it your all dare to be all you can be,you need to persevere because perseverance is the common trait most successful people have in common and that is what has made them to succeed where other have failed,” He added.
He urged them to be good ambassador of the esteem institution regardless of what the experience be.
Abdulkareem further said in the 2016/2017 academic session not less than 20 major ca‎pital were executed and complete.
Earlier the pro Chancellor and Council of University of Ilorin Dr Abdullah Oyekan assured the citedel of learning that the council will ‎continue to work harmoniously with staff,students all stakeholders to maintain the cordial relationship and understanding with the university’s management.
“While we have made tremendous progress through your support we are yet to get our cherished destination,I hereby appeal to philanthropists government and non-government organisation to come to our aid by contributing to the development of the University,” He said.
 
Meanwhile,Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Dr. Ali Ahmad on Thursday awarded scholarship to a first class student of the Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Mrs Mutiat Afolabi to further her law programme at Law School.
 
A statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Shuaib Abdulkadir, said that the lawmaker was very delighted to sponsor the beneficiary as a gesture to serve as impetus for other students coming behind.
 
The scholarship, according Ahmad, who is an Associate Professor of Law was one among several others he had embarked on in recent years to encourage the youths in their academic pursuits.
 
“As a first-class student in my Faculty, am pleased to sponsor Mutiat Afolabi to Law School to become a full barrister”, he said.
 
The Speaker said further that as a public office holder, he was compelled to provide assistance in that regard as a way of supporting the state government in its quest to improve the education sector.
 
He noted that present economic situation in the country has made it expedient that public office holders, corporate organisations and other spirited individuals must support government  reviving the sector.
 
Responding, the beneficiary, Mrs Mutiat Afolabi who expressed her joy to the gesture promised to justify the confidence reposed in her.
 
Afolabi thanked the Speaker and prayed Allah in his mercy to replenish his purse.

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