Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has offered the overall best graduating student of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Ajakaiye Daniel Oluwatobi an immediate employment.

Daniel Oluwatobi graduated with a CGPA of 4.76 from the Accounting department, Faculty of Social And Management Sciences of the University.

Governor Akeredolu, who announced the immediate employment while delivering his address on the occasion of the 9th Convocation ceremony of the AAUA on Friday, said the best graduating student deserves to work in the institution to enable him contribute his knowledge to the growth of the school.

Arakunrin Akeredolu, who noted that the state manages three Universities and a Polytechnic, assures that his administration will continue to exert necessary efforts to sustain the tempo of development in all the State-owned citadels of learning.

He said despite stiff competing demands, his administration has ensured prompt release of subventions in order not to jeopardise the delicate balance of running a modern university.

The Governor also disclosed that his administration has also done its best to grow the physical infrastructure in all the state-owned institutions.

He said: ”As part of our administration’s understanding of the running of a 21st century-compliant university, we have continued to give the management of all state-institutions the free hand needed to run their affairs.

“Plans are on to ensure that we leverage the research efforts of academics across our institutions while also not failing to tap from their wealth of experience and research when occasions demand.

“Our educational policy thrust is clear, to make our institutions of higher learning independent and well-funded with a view of making tools of positive changes in the society.”

The Governor noted that with the 20th year of the existence of the university, it has continued to do exceptionally well nationally and globally despite its young age.

“Within such a relatively young age, the university has consistently emerged as the Best State-owned University in Nigeria, and it is currently ranked the ninth best out of the about 160 universities in the country,” the Governor said.