LASPOTECH Graduates 16,315 Students for 2018/2019 Session

Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) Graduates Sixteens Thousand Three Hundred and Fifteen (16,315)Students During at the 27th Convocation Ceremony of 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 Combined Graduands Ceremony - Best Graduating Student Gets Sanwo-Olu's Automatic Job Offer.

The Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) on Thursday, 12th March, 2020 graduated a total number of 16,315 Students at the 27th Convocation Ceremony for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 graduands.

A total of 16,315 students in combined sets of 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 academic sessions, who completed their programmes in the Ordinary National Diploma (OND) and Higher National Diploma (HND), were graduated by the school, with 598 graduands finishing with distinction.

Also, 5,332 graduands finished with Upper Credit; 8,268 with Lower Credit and 2,117 got Pass.

With a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.93 on a scale of 4.0, Ms Nkechi Alexandra Kingsley - the overall best graduating student of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) - gets an automatic employment offer to work in the school.

Thanks to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who also offered the valedictorian a cash grant to hone her entrepreneurial skill.

Ms Kingsley, who finished from the Department of Chemical Engineering, was the cynosure of all eyes when she stepped out to receive the prizes from the Governor at the 27th convocation of the polytechnic held on Thursday at the Ikorodu campus.

Gov. Sanwo-Olu, who is the school’s Moderator, charged the graduands to see their periods of learning in the polytechnic as more than just an effort to obtain certificates. The Governor said the graduates must deploy their knowledge and skills to advance development and prosperity wherever they find themselves.

Sanwo-Olu said the technical skills received by the graduates must never be seen as a second fiddle to university education, stressing that the polytechnic certificates had equal value and can serve as alternative to university degrees.

As the graduands were leaving the school to pursue different career paths, Sanwo-Olu charged them to prepare for opportunities that could accelerate their professional elevation after school, stressing that opportunities often hide in the midst of challenges and difficulties.

To strengthen the capacity of the school management in administration, Sanwo-Olu announced that his Government would build a befitting administrative block and a mini fire station in LASPOTECH.
The Governor added there would be a replica of Public Private Partnership (PPP)-driven accommodation programme in LASPOTECH as currently being done at Lagos State University (LASU).

The rector, Mr. Samuel Sogunro, praised the Governor for demonstrating “unflinching support” for the school in its journey to attain excellence.

Sogunro said the timely release of the school’s subvention and continuous investment in infrastructure by successive administrations in the State had increased its Webometrics ranking as the 5th Best Polytechnic in the country. He added that efforts were being made to move the polytechnic up in the ranking.