Obasanjo Nearly Had First Class, Graduates From National Open University Of Nigeria With Masters Degree

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo was today awarded a Masters Degree (MA) in Christian Theology by the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) during the University's fifth convocation ceremony held at its permanent site in Abuja. 

Obasanjo graduated as one of the best graduating Masters students with 4.25 Cumulative Grade Points Average (CGPA) coming from the University's Abeokuta Study Centre. 

According to vanguargngr, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Vincent Tenebe, said in his address at the ceremony that Obasanjo was among other notable Nigerians in the list of the 10,653 graduands in which 15 of them made first class honours. Tenebe listed other outstanding graduands as the Emir of Hadejia, Jigawa State, Alhaji Adamu Abubakar and the traditional ruler of Awgu, Enugu State, Igwe Felix Okechukwu.

Others were over 70 years Rear Admiral Orisha, (Rtd), who bagged first class in Mathematics and a 78-year-old, Chief Femi Balogun, who bagged LL.B from the School of Law. The vice-chancellor also listed a blind student, Mr Obinna Bede, who bagged a Bachelor of Arts (English), degree and Udo Effiong, who had the highest cumulative point in first class grade of 4.71.

''It is interesting to note that Obasanjo graduated with a Master’s Degree (MA-Christian Theology) having met the requirements for the award during this convocation. “Having been given the admission to study MA/PhD in Christian Theology, Obasanjo will continue with his Ph.D fully,'' the VC said.

You would recall OBJ had earlier graduated with a BA Hons from the University sometime in 2010.