In line with the Graduation ceremony week, filled with events, a convocation lecture was set in place for the Zircon Class.

The convocation lecture featured a prominent figure in the education sector as the guest speaker, Professor Emeritus Peter Okebukola. A product of MIT and Harvard Universities, a professor of Science and Computer Education, spoke on the topic: “From Tangible to Virtual Reality: Redefining the Nigerian University System”.

Professor Okebukola spoke in high remarks of the staff at the university, carrying the banner of education vividly. He was enthusiastic about the Vice Chancellor of the institution and what he has performed as the leader, putting in place great projects and standards.

In his lecture, Professor Okebukola spoke about the challenges and opportunities of using technology to transform Nigerian universities. He argued that technology can be used to improve access to education, enhance learning, and support research.

Making reference to Babcock as a top tier University amongst institutions in Nigeria, in his lecture he urged Suitable candidates should be increased by 15%, employ more teachers, collaborating efforts of various stakeholders. Nigerian Universities can continue to leverage technology in research areas, “let us look at the future with optimism” he said.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ademola Tayo, he praised Professor Okebukola for his contributions to education stating that the lecture is coming at a time when the world is taking a great leap in educational standards. He enjoined the graduating class to make use of the week filled with opportunities and leverage it.