…Drilled for three hours by four Professors
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was Friday drilled for about three hours by panelists in what was described as “a robust defense” of his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis in Christian Theology.
He was then pronounced worthy and competent for the award by a six-man panel including his major supervisor, Professor Deji Ayegboyin. The degree is awarded to Obasanjo by the Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts of the National Open University of Nigeria(NOUN), Abeokuta Study Centre, Ogun State.
Asked by Dr. Samaila Mande, who chaired the panel, to justify in a nutshell why he should be awarded a PhD degree of the institution, Obasanjo said he had put in “enough study” and “intellectual rigours” to produce his work based on diligent guide and supervision from his teachers and supervisors.
Speaking on behalf of the Panel at the end of the final defence, Dr. Mande said Obasanjo has satisfied the requirements and thus qualified for the award of Doctor of Philosophy degree in Christian Theology of NOUN. Mande said it was a thing of joy to him as the ex-President was one of the pioneer students to bag PhD in Christian Theology under his management.He expressed the confidence that the feat would be well celebrated during the NOUN convocations.
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