- Twenty six out of the 26,637 students of the Lagos State University billed to graduate during the institution's 22nd convocation will bag first class honours
- Also, 1,084 students bagged second class upper division
- The school will hold its convocation on May 23 and 24 at its campus in Ojo
Lagos State University (LASU) has said 26 out of the 26,637 students billed to graduate during its 22nd convocation would bag first class honours.
The vice chancellor of the institution, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun, announced this in Lagos on Monday, May 7 at the media briefing heralding the university’s convocation.
It was reported that the convocation would hold on May 23 and 24 at the university campus, Ojo, along the Badagry Expressway, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com notes that Fagbohun said that the best graduating student for the 2017/2018 academic session, whose name and the department are still withheld, recorded a Cumulative Grade Point Aggregate (CGPA) of 4.7.
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He said out of the 21,637 undergraduates, 201 were diploma students while 21,481 were awarded first degrees on both part-time and full-time programmes.
A total of 4,955 students bagged higher degrees in the results approved by the university Senate.
He said: “For the diploma level, two graduates made a distinction, 39 made upper credit, 147 finished with lower credit while 13 ended with pass division.
“For the first degree, 26 had first class honours, 1,084 students bagged second class upper division, 17,323 students finished in the second class lower division, 2,940 third class honours and 108 finished with pass division."
For the higher degrees, the university would award 1,589 postgraduate diplomas, 299 academic master’s degrees and 3022 professional masters’ degrees, while 45 would be awarded doctoral degrees.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) on Monday, April 23, said it produced 78 first class graduates for the 2015/ 2016 and 2016/2017 academic sessions.
The vice chancellor of the University, Ibrahim Njodi, made the disclosure at a pre-convocation press conference in Maiduguri.
Njodi said that a total of 17, 895 graduates would be conferred with various degrees and certificates during its 23rd combined convocation ceremony scheduled for Saturday, April 28.
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