No fewer than one hundred and four students of the Faculties of Arts, Environmental Science, Science, Education and Social Science bagged first class degrees from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) in Akoka, Lagos, during the first day of the institution’s 50th convocation ceremony.
Dr. Wale Babalakin, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the institution’s Governing Council, commended the graduands.
“Be leaders in your fields, the bottom is always crowded, so avoid being at the bottom. Your degree is not just to earn a living but also to be able to contribute to changing society for the better,” Babalakin stated.
Giving the breakdown of the graduating students, the university’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, stated that 3,795 students from the five faculties were conferred with first degrees, adding that the three-day event will culminate in 7,438 students bagging first degrees and 5,405 postgraduate degrees.
Also, a 77-year-old female retiree bagged a first class degree in Guidance and Counselling. She was among the 1,008 students who graduated from the Faculty of Education.
“I am most grateful to God who made me see this day as I have realized my dream. I am very sorry, I won’t mention my name because I know where I am coming from and what I am protecting,” she stated.
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