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153 students pass first class as LASU holds 27th convocation

By Vaseline May30,2024

Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University, Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, on Thursday said 153 students would graduate with first class during the 27th convocation of the institution.

Mrs. Olatunji-Bello stated this at a press conference in Lagos as part of activities for the 27th Convocation Ceremony of the University.

The convocation activities are scheduled between May 30 and June 6, with various activities.

The Vice-Chancellor said that of the 8,670 students who graduated in the first degree, 3,029 were in the second class upper division, 715 second class lower division, 228 passed and 195 with an unclassified degree.

“Of the 2,164 postgraduate students graduating, we have 375 postgraduate degrees, 962 academic masters, 672 professional masters, 89 doctor of philosophy and 66 professional doctorates,” she said.

Mrs. Olatunji-Bello was adjudged the best graduating student for the 2022/2023 academic session as Olaniyi Olawale (Accounting Education) with a CGPA of 4.79, while Olaitan Damilola (Educational Management) with a CGPA of 4.98 was the best graduating student for became a Masters. .

“Of the 554 diploma students graduating this year, 55 are distinctions, 274 higher credits, 224 lower credits and one pass,” she said.

On the welfare of staff members and students, she said they have been provided with the opportunity to further their careers and studies in a conducive academic environment that would enhance their personal growth.

According to her, the conducive environment has improved the performance of many of them, including some alumni.

She noted that ten of the institution’s alumni at the Faculty of Law graduated with honors in their final examinations at the Nigerian Law School early this year, which is the highest mark the university has achieved in a single session.

“Still from the law school, ten of the thirteen newly appointed judges of the High Court of Lagos State are alumni of this great university, the highest ever in history,” she said.

Mrs. Olatunji-Bello also said that one of the alumni of the institution, Aminat Ige-Ariyibi, from the Department of Mathematics, emerged winner of the University of Lagos Best Dissertation Award for the 2022/2023 academic session.


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