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57 Students Bag First Class At LASU



The management of Lagos State University yesterday revealed that about 57 students would graduate with first class degrees as the university holds her 23rd convocation ceremonies this month.

The vice-chancellor, LASU, Prof Olanrewaju Fagbohun, who disclosed this during a pre-convocation press conference at the institution yesterday, said that the duo of Ridwan Oladotun Ola-Gbadamosi from the Faculty of Engineering and Nneka Karen Enumah of the Faculty of Science emerged as the overall best graduating students with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.88.

He said that a total of 14,369 students would be graduating. He added that a total of 54 would be honoured with diploma, while a total of 4,063 would be honoured with higher degrees. 10,252 would graduate with first degrees, a breakdown of which shows that 1,233 have second class upper division, 8,471 second class lower division, 467 third class honours and 24 have pass degrees.

Fagbohun while fielding questions from newsmen expressed delight over improvement on the number of first class graduates compared to last year’s convocation where the institution produced 26 first class graduates.

The convocation ceremonies would include a convocation lecture titled, “African Centres of Excellence in African Universities: A Veritable Catalyst for Nation Building and Development” which would be delivered by Vice President Oluyemi Osinbajo on May 16, where former President of Ghana, John Mahama, would be the chairman of the event.