By: Ikugbadi Oluwasegun
The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has begotten 238 first-class students out of the total 12,217 graduands for its 52nd convocation.
Speaking on Tuesday, at a pre-convocation press conference, Prof. Ogundipe informed journalists that 238 students bag first class honors with the faculty of engineering leading with 63 first class of the total population of graduating students,
According to the Vice-Chancellor, 7,799 students will receive first degrees or diplomas while 4,418 will receive postgraduate degrees.
The Vice-Chancellor noted that the convocation lecture slated for Monday, January 17, 2022, titled: “Building Back Better: Creating a New Framework for Tertiary Education in Nigeria in the 21st Century,” will be delivered by the Speaker, House of Representatives, and a 1983 Law Graduate of this University, Right honorable Femi Gbajabiamila.
Mr. Ogundipe further asserted that the honourable justice Amina Adamu Augie, CON, of the supreme court will preside as the Chairman of the event.
The stars to look at for the 52nd UNILAG convocation ceremonies, according to the Vice-Chancellor are Ekeoseye, Elizabeth Osereme of the faculty of Science, Department of Zoology (Environmental Toxicology and Conservation Option), who emerged as the overall best graduating student in the first-degree category, having made a cumulative grade point average of 4.95.
Meanwhile, the best graduating student in Humanities is Atanranshe, Oluwaseyi Gideon, Faculty of Management Sciences, with a CGPA of 4.92.
In the postgraduate category, the overall best Ph.D. thesis award goes to UMUDU, Joy Chinyere who obtained her Ph.D. in Mathematics (Pure).
Adding to his speech, the vice chancellor noted that the coming convocation ceremony will be the last convocation as his tenure is about to end.
Professor Ogundipe thanks all stakeholders for supporting him during his time as vice-chancellor of UNILAG.
He also urged everyone to support the next Vice-Chancellor to take the University to a greater place both locally and globally.