Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, is set to turn out 41 first class graduates out of 22,035 students in its 2012 convocation ceremony.
The university’s vice-chancellor, Prof. Oladapo Obafunwa disclosed this on Wednesday at a press conference to mark the commencement of the ceremony.
Obafunwa explained that this year’s convocation would bring both full and part-time graduates of 2008/2009, 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 together.
The VC in his analysis said a total of 41 students will be awarded First Class certificates while 2,832 made the Second Class (upper division) list. A total number of 14,922, 4,100 and 140 others will be awarded with Second Class (lower division), Third Class and Pass qualifications respectively.
About 40 of the total figure shall bag their PhD certificates.
Meanwhile, as part of activities to mark the ceremony, Coconut Breaking Festival has been scheduled to take place at the entrance of Badagry town on Monday, June 11, and will be followed by the stage adaptation of Fred Agbeyegbe’s “The King Must Dance Naked” by the university’s Department of Theatre Arts and Music troupe.
On Monday also, the director general, Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC), Prof. Tunde Babawale, will be the guest lecturer at the convocation lecture. The theme for this year’s lecture is “Reflections on Culture, Democracy And The Quest For A New Era,” which will take place at the institution’s main campus.
There will be an award of diploma and first degree certificates while the postgraduate category will receive theirs on Thursday, June 14.
Speaking on the state of the university, Obafunwa thanked all the workers on the campus and their unions for what he described as the ongoing repositioning efforts of a once battered university.
He thanked the Lagos State government for its efforts to reclaim the school’s lost glory.
The vice chancellor added that as part of measures adopted to change the face of the institution, certificates will be collected by any of the graduates who may have fulfilled all laid down procedures immediately after convocation.