The Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) on Thursday and Friday, December 3 and 4, graduated 131 Masters of Business Administration (MBA) students at its 17th convocation ceremony.
The annual convocation ceremony is the conferral of Bachelor’s degrees, higher degrees and diplomas on students of the university and MBA students of Lagos Business School who have satisfactorily satisfied the requirements of their programmes.
The graduating classes were Full-time MBA 17, Executive MBA 23 and Modular Executive MBA 6. Others include Masters in Media and Communication (MSC Full-Time 12 and Part-Time 10), BSc in Information Science and Media Studies, BSc in Mass Communication, Doctor of Philosophy in Media and Communication (PhD), Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
In his speech, Pro-Chancellor of the Pan-Atlantic University, Odein Ajumogobia SAN said, “Today, we celebrate the class that had to swiftly become accustomed to the fundamentally different online method of teaching and learning, and the strict rules of digital behaviour. No other graduating set has had to experience such momentous change in such a short time, so I especially commend the resilience of our graduands this year.”
“Degrees no longer guarantee jobs or career advancement as they once did, however, I can say with confidence that the PAU degree and growing network significantly enhances your prospect going by our past record. PAU also develops independence, creativity and entrepreneurship in all of you. You are thus equipped to establish your own enterprises especially in the post-COVID era, and to be employers, not just employees”, he urged the 300 graduands.
The 131 (22 Full-time MBA, 71 Executive MBA, and 38 Modular Executive MBA) graduands have now become part of the growing LBS Alumni Association and with the guidance of the Alumni Relations Director, Henry Andoh, they took a pledge affirming their devotion to the Association and the promotion of ethics in the pursuance of their career.
The event was held in compliance with COVID-19 prevention guidelines.