Excitement as 5 Best Graduating Bowen University Nursing Students get Automatic Employment

There was excitement in the air at Bowen University, Iwo, on Thursday as the management of the university offered automatic employment to five of its best graduating nursing students.

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Joshua Ogunwole, made the disclosure on Thursday at the 2nd Nursing Science induction and award ceremony for the 39 inductees.

Ogunwole said that the five students scored 70 per cent and above in their examinations, adding that the job offer was a way to further motivate them as well as other students of the institution to do better.

Those given automatic employment by the university are Abisola Betiku, the best graduating student; Abidat Adeagbo-Mustapha; Adedolapo Adekanbi; Joy Aladegbami and Damilola Erinfolami.

The VC, in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the ceremony, said the university’s gesture was to retain its best because of its plan to start post-graduate programme soon.

He said that aside the employment, the university would give them scholarships for their Masters’ programme.

Ogunwole said, “We have given them automatic employment in order to retain them. A wise institution should do everything to retain its best. We want to start Masters’ programme and they will be among the first set of students.

“We will give them scholarships for Masters and encourage them to go for PhD. It’s is not easy to come by PhD in Nursing but that is what Bowen is aiming at.”

The Head, Department of Nursing, University of Ibadan, Prisca Adejumo, urged the inductees to be technologically literate, as that would help them to be their best in the 21st Century where they would operate.

Adejumo said, “You need to upscale your capacity and join others in finding solutions to the problems of the world. You can’t afford not to be combative. You need to collaborate with other professionals.

“You cannot afford to be satisfied with knowing how to operate microsoft word, you need more than that. Be technologically literate.”

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BOWEN Varsity Honours Medical Student Who Won Osun Govt Independence Essay Competition

It was another celebration galore at Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, when the principal officers of the institution and academic staff led by the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Professor Joshua Ogunwole assembled to honour Master Victor Adeyemo, a 400L student at the College of Health Sciences of the institution, who won this year’s Osun State Annual Independence Essay Competition, organized for all tertiary institutions in the country, held recently. Master Victor Adeyemo, a 400L Medicine and Surgery, won a brand new Toyota car as the overall best applicant in the competition.

From left: Vice Chancellor, Bowen University, Iwo, Professor Joshua Ogunwole, winner, 2021 Osun State National Independence Essay competition, Victor Adeyemo and Chairman, Committee of Vice Chancellors and Registrars of Private Universities in Nigeria, Professor Timothy Olagbemiro during the decoration ceremony of the awardee by the university held on Tuesday at the university’s library.

Speaking at the celebration ceremony held on Tuesday at the university’s Library, the Vice-Chancellor eulogised the organizers, Osun State Government, under the administration of governor Gboyega Oyetola for such an excellent promoting and educational extra-curriculum programme in the state-organized for students in the country.

According to him, it is a welcoming development in the history of education in Nigeria, as it will promote academic excellence among the youths, boost and build their capacity, as well as motivate them to become somebody in life. In this direction, he said the Osun State government is thus putting money into projects and programmes that would build the future of Nigerian youths especially in the areas of science and technology.

He said: ”Today, we are celebrating another student of ours, Victor Adeyemo, who has joined other brilliant undergraduates of the university to make the institution proud in the academic world outside the university system. In the last three years, we have been in the vanguard of promoting academic excellence in the extra curriculum academic activities on the campus. Many of our undergraduates have won several academic awards and grant-aid in the last three years. We are boast of experienced human personnel, teaching and research capacities to produce sound mind graduates that can influence their immediate environments positively. Bowen University is a great centre of excellence where leaders are being trained, leaders, who will be Godly and be willing to pursue excellence at all times. Public Speaking is a compulsory course for all our undergraduates.”

“ The university is empowering its new award winner, a sum of 150 thousand naira in recognition of his excellent performance in the just concluded national essay competition organized by Osun State government. The money is meant for his capacity building for subsequent competitions ahead of him, at local and international. Levels,”.

While responding, the awardee, Adeyemo attributed his success to God and the quality of education the university exposed its students to. He thanked the university for recognizing his achievement, as he also expressed appreciation for the cash award.

He said. The workforce and the leadership of Bowen University culminated by the 21st century educational, skill and developmental training we enjoy on the campus are attributable to students’ performance at any level. We can compete with our peers at the global level, even in health science education.

“I learnt that we were not less than 702 applicants that enrolled for the competition for the essay national competition based on a topic; Unveiling the security architecture and daunting challenges in all the geopolitical zones of Nigeria and proffer workable solutions towards a peaceful, sustainable and indivisible Nigeria. The competition was in three stages, but God saw me through. Bowen taught me to be vast in knowledge. Though I am a medical undergraduate, the university exposes me to know something about everything. This is another secret of Bowen students’ academic success.

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Information on 2021/2022 Admission Exercise

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Kolawole Fisoye O.
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Ayokunle Rotates Out as Bowen University’s Visitor

L-R : VC Bowen, Prof J.Ogunwole; Outgoing Chancellor, Rev Dr M.Abodunrin, New Chancellor, Rev Dr &Mrs A. Kunat;Former Visitor to the University, Rev Dr S.O.A.Ayokunle; former Chancellor, Rev Dr Olumide Kehinde; former Chancellor, Rev Dr R. Chuga and Rev Prof Emiola Nihinlola, President Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso during the valedictory service for Rev Dr S.O.A.Ayokunle

Principal officers from all the Nigerian Baptist Convention’s tertiary institutions in the country assembled in Bowen university campus, Iwo, in Osun State, to observe a joint valedictory service organized for Revered (Dr) Supo Ayokunle, the outgoing President of the convention, as he rotates out as Bowen University’s visitor and all the institutions owned and run exclusively by the convention’s Visitor.

Addressing the audience at the occasion held recently, the Vice-Chancellor, Bowen University, Professor Joshua Ogunwole stated that the joint valedictory service became inevitable in view of the outgoing visitor’s landmark contributions to the development of all tertiary institutions owned by the convention.

He noted that Revered Dr Supo Ayokunle’s 10 years of meritorious service was a blessing to all the convention’s institutions in the country.
He said: “Revered Dr Supo Ayokunle is a leader of high repute whose intellectual ability cannot be overemphasized.

“Whatever innovation and developments Bowen University has witnessed in the last three years I assumed office as a Vice-Chancellor are attributable to our Outgoing Visitor. He was ever-present to support the progress of the university throughout his tenure as a visitor to the university. By the grace of God, Bowen University has been established on a solid foundation for any successor can build on.”

Talking about academic stability assurance in the Nigerian university educational system, the Vice-Chancellor declared that a peaceful environment is essential for effective learning. He urged the Nigerian government to take responsibility for security and do the needful to ensure peace in the country.

Also speaking in the same vein, the newly appointed Chancellor of Bowen University, Revered Dr Amos Kunat stated that he would build on the existing foundation already laid by the past leaders of the university to ensure continuity in the expansion process of the institution.

According to him, his vision is to see that “Bowen rises to become the definition of excellent education in Nigeria, He assured Nigerian that Bowen would continue to offer a world-class university education under conducive learning environment, obtainable anywhere abroad.

He then enjoined the students to cooperate with the university’s rules and regulations put on the ground to ensure smooth running of the institution and for quality education and skill development assurance.

In his response, the outgoing Visitor to the university, Rev. (Dr) Ayokunle, expressed satisfaction with the joint valedictory service organized for him, and for the smooth and progressive running of all the institutions owned by convention in the country.

While talking about the private initiative in Nigeria, Dr Ayokunle reiterated that private university is becoming the hope for the revival of quality education in Nigeria.

According to him, every private university, especially Bowen University, do ensure closed monitoring of their staff and the students for quality education assurance and also ensure prompt payment of staff salary and student welfare assurance to enhance staff and students’ contributions to the institution’s development process.

He lamented over the negligence of public universities in the country. He then urged the state and the federal governments to put in place a supervisory body for every public university in the country and also find a lasting solution to the courses of academic stability in public schools in Nigeria.


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