Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, has advised its graduating students to be problem-solvers.
The Chairman/CEO of The Address Homes, Dr Olabisi Onasanya, said this while being conferred with an Honourary Doctorate Degree (Honaris Causas) in Finance at the 7th Convocation of the University.
Onasanya said, “Take everything you have learnt in the course of your time here as a tool to help with solving people’s problems. Education is not an end in itself. It is a means to an end. The end is to create solutions for people you meet throughout your life.
“Secondly, and please see this as vital, integrity is key! I usually say, “If money is lost, nothing is lost. If health is lost, something is lost. However, if integrity is lost, everything is lost”.
A statement by the institution said the conferment was approved by the University Senate in recognition of Onasanya’s professional excellence, illustrious persona as an excellent banker and brilliant Chartered Accountant, as well as his exemplary leadership in contemporary Nigeria with positive impacts on the lives of the vast majority of people.
Onasanya, who was accompanied to the event by his wife, Mrs Helen Onasanya, announced the donation of one million naira to the FUOYE’s best-graduating student in Accounting, a 24-year-old lady, Oyedele Adejoke, who bagged first class in Accounting.
He also promised to give yearly scholarships to the best students of Accounting and Real Estate Management as a means of giving back to society and encouraging the young ones.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abayomi Fasina said that the institution within the shortest time of creation has carved a niche for itself on an international grid of academic excellence.
While congratulating the graduands on their academic feats, Fasina admonished them to positively project the image of the institution.