The name of Crescent University, Abeokuta, sounded reverberatingly loud in faraway Scotland like the gong of a town crier being hit by the big stick. That metaphorical town crier is none other than Miss Rafiat Gawat, a graduate of the Department of Mass Communication of the university.
Her excellent academic performance as an MSc student of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen is an assured confirmation of her final results at Crescent University. For a pioneering first class graduate of the university from the Department of Mass Communication, it does not come as a surprise to attain a score of 74% in her final dissertation with an overall aggregate of 70%. She graduated with first class from Crescent University in 2010.
If according to her, “the programme was tough”, at Robert Gordon University, how had the tougher and more rigorous one at Crescent University prepared her? She continued, “but my courses and the mode of instruction at Crescent University had prepared me for the challenges of post-graduate education”.
Gawat is never the lonely in the ambassadorial role of the Crescent University. There are still a lot of them across the nooks and crannies of Nigeria and the world. Both Nurudeen Oyewole and Adeola Yusuf are also shining examples. The duo excelled at the post graduate entrance examinations of the University of Lagos, Nigeria, albeit, at different times.
In 2013, Adeola Yusuf came tops at the exams, while Nurudeen Oyewole performed his own feat in 2014. The later amassed a score of 71% to dust other candidates from both private and public universities from all over Nigeria. He was also the most-outstanding student graduating of Crescent University for the 2013/2014 session and the runner-up for the Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Reporting (Health Category).
Oyewole was very excited and grateful to God. He attributed his success to the rigorous and highly challenging curriculum at Crescent University, backed by a team of experienced and qualified lecturers.
The proprietor of Crescent University, Judge Bola Abdul Jabbar Ajibola, showed his excitement, when he said that he was happy and grateful to Almighty Allah for allowing his vision of academic and moral excellence to begin to yield fruits within the first decade of the establishing the school.
He added that his intention from the inception was to establish a university unique for placing the fear of God side by side with quality academic programmes.
The Head of the Department of Mass Communication at the university, Dr. Adesina, who traveled to Scotland to witness Rafiat Gawat’s graduation, on December 8th, 2014, provided more insight into achievements of the department. He said that a quiet revolution in the mass communication instruction and assessment has begun at the university.
Report based on the university’s in-house newsletter: Crescent University Monitor