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31 students bag first class at Achievers University

Peter Dada, Akure  No fewer than 31 students of the Achievers University, Owo, Ondo State, got first class out of the 340 students that graduated from the institution. This was disclosed by the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Tunji Ibiyemi, at the seventh convocation and 10th anniversary of the institution, held on the campus […]
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