Friday, March 29, 2019

WOW!! Checkout UNILAG's Convocation Date & Total Number Of 1st Class Graduates

Checkout UNILAG's Convocation Date And Total Number Of 1st Class Graduates

Unilag Reveals Date Of 2017/2018 Convocation Ceremonies, Number Of First Class Graduates

According to the University of Lagos - 12,811 students  will graduate from the  school   during its 50th convocation ceremonies from April 1 to 5.

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo  is expected to deliver the convocation lecture titled, ‘Nigeria Rising: The Path to Prosperity.

This was made known on Wednesday by the 12th Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, at a press conference  at  the Senate Building of the institution in  Akoka, Lagos.

 He said Chief Arthur Mbanefo would chair the convocation lecture on April 1.

Ogundipe  said, “A total of 12,811 students will receive their degrees, diplomas and certificates at this year’s convocation. Seven thousand four hundred six will receive first degrees or diplomas, while 5,405 will receive postgraduate degrees.

“I am proud to announce that 271 students would be awarded first-class degrees, with 56 are from the Faculty of Engineering.”

The  VC said  2,277 students would receive  second class upper degrees while  3,116  would get  second class lower degrees.

According to him,  1,197 will receive  third-class degrees and  131 graduating with  pass degrees.

271 UNILAG students bag first class

Read the full speech of the Vice chancellor below:
''The best graduating students with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.96 at this year’s convocation are Joedicta Eke, from the Faculty of Pharmacy; Adeniyi Adeyeye, Department of Insurance, and Daniel Ogbechi, Department of Business Administration, both of the Faculty of Management Sciences.

“In the Postgraduate category, we will be awarding 150 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees, three of whom were under my supervision, 4, 771 Masters degrees and 484 Postgraduate diplomas.

“The best PhD Thesis in Science would be awarded to Ayodele Ajibade, of the Department of Metallurgical and Material Engineering, while Oyewole Oyebade of the Department of Philosophy, will receive best thesis award for Humanities.

“Ayodele Ajibade will also receive the overall best Thesis award,” he said.

According to Ogundipe, the university under his watch has pursued an uncompromising academic standard, local and global networks, innovative fundraising mechanism, transformational and transnational leadership as well as accountability in all university processes.

He said that with all of these, the university management was on the path to making the institution greater.

“The strong understanding that research was one of the core obligations of a university and the realisation that government or university could not singlehandedly fund research, management had in the last one year attempted to raise awareness about the need for our faculty members to apply and attract more research grants to the institution, especially through multi-disciplinary research.

“We have, however, strengthened our research centres and given them the mandate to pursue research that can attract grants from multi-national corporations and government agencies.

“To further advance research in our university, our Central Research Laboratory has been better equipped in the last one year through a donation of a Polyurethane Laboratory worth over N20 million,” he said.

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  1. unilag should not separate first class students from others

  2. Is good to have beat Education in life.

  3. I believe most of the 271 students won't get good jobs in future

  4. I wish those students best success in their endeavour.


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