The Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Lagos has announced to the general public that it is set to produce fifty-seven first class graduates among the 14,369 to graduate at the 23rd Convocation Ceremony of the institution.
This was disclosed by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, during a press briefing in Lagos.
According to the VC, the convocation ceremony, billed for May 10 to May 16, 2019, would feature a convocation lecture titled ‘Africa Centres of Excellence in African Universities: A Veritable Catalyst for Nation Building and Development’ which is to be delivered by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The former President of Ghana, John Mahama will be the chairman of the 23rd convocation ceremony of the institution.
Prof Fagbohun stated that the ceremony will see the university graduate total of 14,369 students which comprises of 54 Diploma, 10,252 Higher degrees, and 4,063 Professional degrees.
“At this year’s convocation, we will be graduating 57 first class students. Never in the history of LASU have we had it so good. Two students, Ridwan Ola-Gbadamosi of the Faculty of Engineering and Nneka Enumah of the Faculty of Science graduated with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.88 to emerge as the overall best graduating students,” the VC stated.
The VC further revealed the LASU has successfully received accreditation of 37 academic programs from the National Universities Commission (NUC) thus bring all the institution’s accredited programs to seventy.
He also stated that the university had successfully commenced the admission of its first set of students at the Lagos State University Open Distance Learning Research Institute, as well as inaugurated the Centre for Afro-Brazilian Studies at the Faculty of Arts.