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Former Emir Of Kano, Sanusi To Chair LASU 24th Convocation Ceremony As 76 Graduates Bag 1st Class

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Former Emir Of Kano, Sanusi To Chair LASU 24th Convocation Ceremony As 76 Graduates Bag 1st Class

 

All is now set for the 24th Convocation ceremony of Nigeria’s most prestigious State varsity, the Lagos State University as 76 out of 6,485 graduates bagged 1st Class degrees.

While briefing members of the Press at the pre-Convocation Press Conference, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun SAN disclosed that the institution will be convocating a total number of 8,959 students at this year’s ceremony. He also disclosed that this year’s event will be chaired by the recently deposed Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Lamido Sanusi II.

Professor Fagbohun also added that the Overall Best Graduating Student, Idris Oladimeji Shotunde topped the chart with a popping 4.95 CGPA out of possible 5. He disclosed that the valedictorian is from the Business Administration Department of Faculty of Management Sciences.

He said, “This is a huge achievement and we are very proud of him. It is instructive that Shotunde and another of his colleague, Kehinde Adebiyi have just written a book titled ‘Nature Pays Diligence’ – a compendium that chronicles their experience of that last four years, adding that the University is very proud of this initiative of theirs in that it will go a long way to help those who are coming behind.

Fagbohun also added, “A total of 8,959 graduating students will receive their degrees, diplomas and certificates this year’s, out of which 6,485 will be awarded first degrees in various faculties, while 2,620 students will receive Higher Degree as approved by the university senate.”

According to the communique released to the Press by the Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations (CIPPR), a total number of 1,183 finished in the Second Class Upper Division while 4,494 are in the Second Class Lower Division as 418 students finished in the Third Class Division and 26 graduated with the Pass degree.

He also noted that in addition to the list degrees, the University will be awarding 35 doctorate degrees, 1,034 Professional Masters degree, 664 Academic Master Degree and 887 Postgraduate Diplomas to make a total 2,620 higher degree awards.

In the breaking down of the number of the First Class graduates, the VC said while it is noted that this year’s edition of Convocation records the highest number in the history of the universityy, adding that the breakdown showed that the Faculty of Art produced 4 first class graduates among which is the first class graduate in English Language, first ever from the department.

The convocation lecture is expected to hold on Thursday, 26th March 2020, with the theme: “The Future Of Developing Economies In A Digital World” which will be delivered by the President, Africa Export-Import Bank Afreximbank, Professor Benedict Okey Oramah.

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