By Idris Olukoya
Prof. Juan Elegido, the Vice-Chancellor, Lagos Business School (LBS), on Saturday urged the institution’s graduating students of 2017/2018 session, to be good ambassadors of the school.
Elegido made the plea during the graduation ceremony at the school’s premises in Lagos.
He urged the students to uphold the institution’s integrity in their places of work and to positively impact on societal development.
“The objective of education in our institution is the well-rounded formation of the person.
“This institution also seeks to inculcate and groom the entrepreneurial spirit in our students and participants,’’ Elegido said.
Also, Dr Enase Okonedo, the Dean, Lagos Business School, urged the graduands to utilise the knowledge gained in the institution to make better the society.
According to Okonedo, 292 students graduated during this year’s academic session.
She urged the graduands to be providers of solution to the society and to any working environment they found themselves.
Okonedo listed the different areas of specialisation that the graduands were awarded certificates as: Management Acceleration programme, Agribusiness Management Programme and Senior Management Programme.
Others, the dean said, are Owner Managers Programme, Advanced Management Programme and Chief Executive Programme.
Earlier, the Guest Speaker, Mr Peter Amangbo, congratulated the graduands for successful completion of their programmes.
Amangbo, also the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank Plc, commended the institution for its relevance and significance in the lives of individuals, businesses and society.
He urged the graduands to maintain and uphold successful business principles such as corporate governance and ethics, honesty, integrity and relevance/useful information.
The managing director urged the graduands to avoid cutting corners; being late to office/meetings; to be fair and respectful; to exhibit good temperament; avoid power paradox; conflict of interest; and to avoid abuse of power.
Mr Afolabi Olasanmi, a graduand, responding on behalf of the graduating students, said they were delighted by the knowledge acquired in the institution.
He said that the knowledge gained would be used judiciously to impact positively to the growth and development of the society.