The Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State has graduated the total of 465 graduands in the 9th convocation of the university.

Twenty two of them bagged First Class honours.

The Vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Debo Adeyewa made this known while briefing journalists on Monday, as part of the activities for the convocation.

He said while those who bagged First Class honours constituted 4.7 per cent of the total graduands, a total of 145 graduands graduated with second class upper division, which amounted to 31.2 per cent.

According to him, 203 graduands came out with second class lower division, which is 43.7 per cent, as others fell into third class and pass categories.

Adeyewa explained that the inspiring traits that stood the graduands out was the spirit of oneness and communalism.

“It is the first and the most active set that would passionately do everything possible to bring indigent colleagues who are unable to pay their fees back to school,” he said.

The Vice-chancellor, however, canvassed for government’ support for private higher institutions of learning, to aid acceleration of research and the development of the education sector.

He opined that the establishment of private universities in Nigeria had opened up the academic landscape and had provided access to many candidates who otherwise would have been denied the opportunity of higher education.

“Since private universities are contributing to the growth and well-being of our dear country, there is a clarion call on the government to support these institutions”, Adeyewa said.