NAN reports that the breakdown of the figure showed that 298 females and 272 male graduated from the institution’s three colleges.
The Institution’s Chancellor, Bishop David Oyedepo, in his address said both the government and the governed had solutions to the country’s present food security problem.
He said the time was ripe for stakeholders to proffer a lasting solution to the nation’s perennial food insufficiency and poverty challenges to ensure desired growth and development for the country.
“It is time for us to think, rethink and put actions to our thoughts in dealing with this monster of food insecurity and the impending danger of hunger and starvation,” Oyedepo said.
He described agriculture as a catalyst for the nation’s socio-economic development and major employer of labour if properly harnessed.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joseph Afolayan, said the institution was vigorously pursuing infrastructural development plans that would enhance effective teaching and learning.
Afolayan said the institution was also improving its community relations with the host community and its neighbours so that the impact of the new innovation in modern agriculture methods and techniques could be felt by them.
Prof. Gbolagade Ayoola, President, Farm and Infrastructure Foundation, in a lecture said the recent political change in the country would offer several policy changes to enhance the development of the agricultural sector.
Ayoola who spoke on “Agriculture, Policy and Tertiary Education in the Dispensation of Change” called for fine-tuning the nation’s present agriculture policies.