The 15th convocation ceremony of Redeemer’s University was a day of triumph as students from various departments crossed the stage to receive their hard-earned degrees and awards. Amidst the jubilation, mixed feelings pervaded the air, leaving attendees with a bittersweet taste of the day’s events.
One such story of contrasting emotions comes from Mrs. Oyekwere, a proud parent who attended the event to celebrate her child’s graduation from the Accounting Department. While she reveled in her child’s achievement, she was denied access to the ceremony hall, leaving her deeply disheartened. Mrs. Oyekwere attributed this unfortunate circumstance to her late arrival.
“I was overjoyed to see my child graduate today,” Mrs. Oyekwere said, her voice tinged with disappointment, “but I couldn’t get inside the hall. They told me it was because I arrived late.”
Security officers on site provided an explanation for this decision, clarifying that once top officials and invited dignitaries were seated inside the venue, no further entry was permitted. This measure was taken to ensure the smooth flow of the ceremony.
In contrast to Mrs. Oyekwere’s ordeal, the parents of Owojuyibe Mayokun, the Best Graduating Student in Mass Communication, exuded joy and pride. Mr. and Mrs. Mayokun radiated happiness as they watched their son being recognized for his outstanding academic performance.
“We are overjoyed to witness our son, Owojuyibe Mayokun, emerge as the best student in the Mass Communication Department,” said Mr. Mayokun, his face beaming with pride. “It’s a dream come true for our family.”
Owojuyibe Mayokun himself was elated by his achievement and expressed his gratitude for the honor.
“I am incredibly elated to be recognized as the best in my department,” Owojuyibe Mayokun shared, “and I thank God for making this happen.”
The climax of the ceremony was the conferment of a Doctor of Letters Degree (honoris causa) upon distinguished personalities, Senator Daisy Danjuma, LLB, LL.D, and others. This moment was marked by prestige and honor as these exceptional individuals were acknowledged for their significant contributions to society.
In conclusion, Redeemer’s University’s 15th Convocation Ceremony was a day filled with both triumphs and trials, showcasing the resilience and achievements of its graduating students, while also serving as a platform to honor notable individuals for their outstanding contributions to society.