153 Students Graduate with First Class as LASU Holds 27th Convocation Ceremony

LASU's 27th convocation ceremony celebrates academic achievements with 153 first-class graduates among 8,670 students. Vice-Chancellor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello announced the remarkable feat, highlighting the diverse categories of graduating students, including postgraduates and diploma holders

153 Students Graduate with First Class as LASU Holds 27th Convocation Ceremony

The Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, announced that 153 students would be graduating with first-class honors during the institution’s 27th convocation ceremony. Ms. Olatunji-Bello made this declaration during a news conference in Lagos, marking the commencement of activities for the convocation.

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The convocation, scheduled from May 30 to June 6, encompasses various events celebrating the academic achievements of the graduating students. Out of the 8,670 students graduating in the first degree category, 3,029 will receive second-class upper division honors, 715 second-class lower division, 228 pass, and 195 non-classified degrees.

Furthermore, the post-graduate category comprises 2,164 students, including 375 postgraduate diplomas, 962 academic masters, 672 professional masters, 89 Doctor of Philosophy, and 66 professional doctoral degrees.

Ms. Olatunji-Bello recognized Olaniyi Olawale (Accounting Education) as the best graduating student for the 2022/2023 academic session, with an impressive CGPA of 4.79. Additionally, Olaitan Damilola (Educational Management) emerged as the best graduating student for Masters with a remarkable CGPA of 4.98.

Among the diploma students graduating this year, 55 distinctions, 274 upper credits, 224 lower credits, and one pass were recorded.

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Speaking on the welfare of staff and students, Ms. Olatunji-Bello emphasized the conducive academic environment provided by LASU, enabling personal growth and fostering academic excellence. This environment has facilitated the remarkable achievements of alumni, with 10 graduates from the Faculty of Law attaining first-class honors in the final bar examination at the Nigerian Law School.

Additionally, 10 out of the 13 newly-appointed judges of the Lagos State High Court are alumni of LASU, marking a historic milestone for the university.

Highlighting further achievements, Ms. Olatunji-Bello mentioned that Aminat Ige-Ariyibi, an alumni from the Department of Mathematics, was awarded the overall best PhD thesis award at the University of Lagos for the 2022/2023 academic session.

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The convocation ceremony serves as a testament to the academic excellence and the impactful contributions of LASU to society.