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Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo bags a Masters Degree at NOUN


Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday 16th January bagged a Masters Degree in Christian Theology from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
This was at the fifth convocation ceremony of the institution which held at its permanent site in Abuja on Saturday.
The former military president who latter became a democratically elected civilian president in 1999 graduated with a 4.25 Cumulative Grade Points Average (CGPA) at the Abeokuta Study Centre of the institution.
Present at the convocation ceremony was President Muhammadu Buhari represented by Prof. Julius Okojie, the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), also present were Nollywood actors; Desmond Elliot, Kenneth Okonkwo and others.
Grandaunts at the ceremony included a 52-year-old grandmother, Abdullahi Amina, who was awarded a First Class degree in Islamic Studies, a 70 year old Rear Admiral Orishamolade Stephen Ola was was also awarded a First Class degree in Mathematics, Udo Effiong, who bagged a First Class degree with the highest cumulative point of 4.7 and a blind student Obinna Bede, who bagged a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
The total number of 10,652 students were awarded degrees in their respective disciplines.