On Wednesday, 18th January, 2017, the administration of the famous citadel of learning, University of Lagos (UNILAG) announced its plans for the annual Convocation ceremony. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Rahmon Bello stated in a news conference on Wednesday that the University will be celebrating no fewer than 231 first class graduate during its 49th convocation scheduled for Jan. 24 this year.
According to him, the school will be graduating 12617 students this year with 231 fisrt Class honor. He further state that 46 out of them would be coming from the Faculty of Engineering.
This year, 6900 out of the 12617 students that would be receiving first degrees and diploma certificates while the 5,717 others, representing 45.3 per cent, would receive the postgraduate degrees.
“With this output, the institution is maintaining its stance of gradually becoming a postgraduate institution,’’ the V-C said.
Prof. Bello, giving a further breakdown of the categories of the graduating students, said that 1,705 of the students would be passing out in Second Class Upper division.
“We will also be graduating 2,972 students in the Second Class lower division, while 1,372 others will be graduating in the Third Class division.
“Also, 103 students will graduate with ordinary pass degrees, while 517 others will have degrees or diplomas that are not classified,’’
Professor Bello said.
According to him, 5,420 and 95 students will be conferred with their Masters Degree certificates and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees in various fields during the convocation.
Just like last year, the university is proud to announce the production of two female Students who came top in the first class category with “perfect scores”: a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5.00 point in the 2015/2016 academic session. Taiwo Bankole from the Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Science and Ajoke Omotuyi from the Department of Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering are the genius on the block.