By Deborah Odekola (Lagos)
Fanfare as the Lagos State University will today be holding the grand finale of the 23rd Convocation of the institution today.
The Vice President of Nigeria Professor Yemi Osibanjo, former President of Ghana John Mahama and the Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode are expected to grace the occasion.
The event is billed to commence today with a convocation lecture on the topic: Africa Centre of Excellence in African Universities: A Veritable Catalyst for Nation Building and Development which will be delivered by Vice President Yemi Osibanjo.
A total of 57 out of 14,369, graduating students of the Lagos State University (LASU), will be awarded first class Degree during the 23rd convocation ceremony, representing the highest figure produced by the institution in its 36 years of existence.
For the first time in its 36 years of existence, about 57 students will graduate with first class degrees as the Lagos State University (LASU) holds her 23rd convocation ceremonies this month.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, who disclosed this to journalists during a press conference recently stated that ahead of the institution’s convocation ceremony which commenced on Friday, May 10, 2019, said the duo of Ridwan Oladotun Ola-Gbadamosi from the Faculty of Engineering and Nneka Karen Enumah of the Faculty of Science emerged as the overall best graduating students with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.88.
He said of the total number of graduates, 57 are in the first class, 1,233-second class upper, 8,471-second class lower, 467 third class and 24 in the pass grade.
Fagbohun further stated that about 1,532 would be graduating in the post-graduate diploma courses, 520 in academic Masters, 1,994 professional Masters and 17 in Doctor of Philosophy.