In a remarkable achievement for Lagos State University (LASU), Marcus Oreoluwa Akinmade, a recent graduate from the Department of Accounting, Faculty of Management Sciences, has secured the title of Overall Best Qualifying Candidate in Nigeria at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) May 2023 Diet Examination.
Akinmade’s stellar performance saw him conquer all five papers in a single sitting, securing the highest overall average among candidates who undertook the professional examinations.
The spotlight was firmly on him at the 72nd Induction Ceremony of the Institute held on December 5, 2023, where he received three prestigious awards.
These accolades include the ICAN Merit Prize for 1st Overall Professional Level, the Akintola Williams Deloitte and Touche Prize for Best Qualifying Candidate in a Diet, and the Comfort Olujumoke Eyitayo Prize for Best Qualifying Male Candidate in a Diet.
Akinmade, who graduated with First Class Honours from LASU in the 2020/2021 Academic Session with a remarkable CGPA of 4.76, showcased exceptional dedication and academic prowess.
The Vice-Chancellor of LASU, Prof. Ibiyemi Ibilola Olatunji-Bello, extends heartfelt congratulations to Akinmade, emphasizing the university’s pride in his outstanding accomplishment.