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UNILAG produces first graduate with 5.0 CGPA

By Dayo Adesulu

lagos—The University of Lagos, UNILAG, Akoka, will on Monday graduate a student who has been graded ‘excellent’ in all the courses taken while on campus.

unilagThe student, Ayodele Daniel Dada finished from the Department of Psychology with 5.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average,CGPA.

The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rahamon Bello, disclosed this yesterday, during a pre-convocation media briefing held at the university’s Senate Chamber disclosed this to newsmen.

According to the VC, the university was glad to break another academic ground, saying the candidate showed exceptional academic prowess.

He said that this means Ayodele scored As in all courses he took in the programme.

According to him, a total of 10,907 students will graduate with degrees and diplomas  during the convocation slated for 1st to 3rd of March, 2016.

In the breakdown, he noted that 5472 students will be awarded with first degree certificates, while 5435 will receive postgraduate degrees.

He said: “Out of the first degree graduating students, a total of 178 passed in the first class division, while 1,617 passed in the second class upper division.

“Also, 2,496 are in second class lower degree, 884 in third class, 274 in unclassified degrees in Medical Sciences and Pharmacy, just as 50 students had pass degree. Besides , the University will graduate a total of 71 students with the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in various disciplines.”

According to the Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Engineering tops with the highest number of first class degrees, having 41 first class graduating students.

The convocation programmes, which has formally kicked off with the media briefing will also feature a convocation lecture to be delivered by the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu on Monday, February 28.


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