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Over 12,000 Students To Graduate From UNILAG

UNILAG Senate Building. Photo: UNILAG
UNILAG Senate Building. Photo: UNILAG

The management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) says 12,811 students will graduate from the institution during its 50th convocation ceremonies which will hold from April 1 to 5, 2019.

The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo is expected to deliver the convocation lecture titled, “Nigeria Rising: The Path to Prosperity.”

This was disclosed on Wednesday by the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, at a press conference at the Senate Chamber of the institution in Akoka, Lagos.
He noted that Chief Arthur Mbanefo would chair the convocation lecture on the 1st of April.

“A total of 12,811 students will receive their degrees, diplomas and certificates at this year’s convocation. Seven thousand four hundred and six students will receive first degrees or diplomas, while 5,405 will receive postgraduate degrees.

“I am proud to announce that 271 students would be awarded first-class degrees, with fifty-six from the Faculty of Engineering.”

The Vice Chancellor said 2,277 students would receive second class upper degrees while 3,116 would get second class lower degrees, adding that 1,197 will receive third-class degrees and 131 will graduate with pass degrees.

“The best graduating students with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.96 at this convocation are Ogechi Ekeh from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Oluwaseyi Adeyeye from the Department of Insurance and Daniel Ogbechi from the Department of Business Administration,” the VC added.

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