3rd June, 2011
Graduating studentsâ€™ parents have affirmed confidence in Babcockâ€™s commitment to educational and infrastructural excellence.
Parents of the Pearl graduating class registered their unwavering confidence and support for the university in its effort to continually upgrade institutional facilities and learning environment.
The parents, who trooped out in large number for the Universityâ€™s yearly Parentsâ€™ Luncheon could not hide their feelings as they thanked God and praised Babcockâ€™s commitment to providing quality education.
The yearly event, which is meant to celebrate the parents of the graduating students, took place at the schoolâ€™s Cafeteria amid fanfare and glamour. The proud parents beaming with smiles that depicted a sense of fulfilment expressed joy that their children are products of discipline blended with sound Christian education and principles.
The highlight of the event was when the parents came up for testimonies. â€œBabcock is the university to beat!â€ one of the parents, Chief John Odo stated during his testimony. â€œI am delighted I chose Babcock for my children; one of them is graduating with a First Class in Business Administration,â€ he said proudly.
According to Dr. A. A. Ojedokun from Olabisi Onabanjo University, â€œWe thank and bless God for Babcock University. Itâ€™s an institution run with the fear of God.â€ To him, it was a big privilege to be a part of Babcockâ€™s overwhelming success.
â€œI have come to agree that God can bring out a beggar from the dunghill to sit with kings,â€ said President of Private School owners, Southwest, Joshua Idowu during his testimony.
â€œStarting out as a ‘houseboy’, not many people gave me a chance. But I am grateful to God today. My first child graduated two years ago, one today and another will be graduating in two years’ to come: all from Babcock,â€ he concluded amid a thunderous applause from the other parents.
Earlier, Professor J.A. Kayode Makinde, the Vice-Chancellor welcomed the parents, promising them that the best is yet to come from the university. He assured them that the university will continue to build on the success and recognition it has already earned.
â€œThis is our solemn promise; we will preserve, defend and uphold this pledge,â€ he said.
Also speaking, the Senior Vice President/Provost, College of Medicine, Prof. Iheanyi Okoro praised the parents, saying Babcock has the rare privilege of hosting the finest set of parents in Nigeria.
â€œSince my resumption in Babcock, your impact is everywhere on the campus. As part of the universityâ€™s management, I promise that we will do our best to ensure that every Babcock student gets the best from the school,â€ Okoro said.
Indeed, the luncheon was not just a time to host the parents. Beyond hosting or appreciating them, it was an occasion to take stock of Babcockâ€™s success story especially from those that matter most, the students and their parents.