LASU Graduates 7,232 Students, 112 Bags 1st Class [PHOTOS]
Lagos State University (LASU) Graduates Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Thirty-Two (7,232) Diploma, First & Higher Degrees Students, One Hundred and Twelve (112) Graduands Bags First Class Honours at the 25th Convocation Ceremonies [PHOTOS].

Seventy-six students bagged first class degrees in different fields as the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, Lagos on Wednesday held its 25th convocation ceremony for the 2019/2020 academic session.


No fewer than 7,232 students were graduated by the Lagos State University (LASU), a total of 4,994 students bagged first degrees in various fields, while 532 got masters degrees and 76 got doctorate degrees, others include: Diploma 451, PGDE 335 and Academic Masters 849.

Of the lot that bagged first degrees, Benjamin Damilare Olowu from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering emerged the best graduating student.

LASU Graduates 7,232 Students, 112 Bags 1st Class [PHOTOS]

He graduated with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.97, thereby setting a new record in the university.

LASU Graduates 7,232 Students, 112 Bags 1st Class [PHOTOS]

The university also produced two best Masters Degrees students with a perfect CPGA of 5.0. from the Departments of Religions and Peace Studies and School of Transport and Logistics.

LASU Graduates 7,232 Students, 112 Bags 1st Class [PHOTOS]


The LASU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi I. Olatunji-Bello, made this known during a briefing to mark the beginning of this year’s convocation ceremonies, the institution’s 25th convocation ceremony.

LASU Graduates 7,232 Students, 112 Bags 1st Class [PHOTOS]

In her speech, Prof. Olatunji-Bello said, “these graduands have fulfilled the requirements for the award of the degrees of this great institution, and on behalf of the entire university community, I congratulate them, their parents, and guardians and wish them the very best as they enter the next phase of their lives.”

LASU Graduates 7,232 Students, 112 Bags 1st Class [PHOTOS]

While challenging them to continue in their journey of progress, she urged them to add value to society, adding that, “our society is in serious need of solution providers.”

The total number of graduating students of the institution in this set is 7,232 with the following breakdown: Diplomas – 451 with 45 students graduating with Distinction, 219 with Upper Credit and 183 with Lower Credit; 4,994 students are graduating with first degrees with 112 coming out with first class, 1,436 Second Class (Upper Division), 2,829 Second Class (Lower Division), 603 Third Class and 14 students graduating with Pass.


LASU Graduates 7,232 Students, 112 Bags 1st Class [PHOTOS]

In the Higher Degrees, the institution is graduating a total of 1,792 students with 335 coming out with Postgraduate Diplomas, 849 Academic Masters, 532 Professional Masters and 76 Ph.D.

Outlining the programmes for this year’s convocation ceremonies, the vice chancellor said the eight-day event commenced with a Convocation Press Conference on March 16.

Convocation Sports Competition for staff of the varsity will hold on day 2; Moslem and Christian prayers will hold on day 3 and 4 respectively; while a Coconut Breaking and Cultural Festival will feature on day 5.

Other events billed to come up during the convocation ceremonies include Convocation Lecture on day 6 with the theme, “Global Trends: Nigeria’s Rightful Place in the World.” The speaker will be the former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu. Award of Diplomas, First Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Master Degrees will hold on day 7 while Award of Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) and Conferment of Rank of Emeritus Professor and Honorary Doctorate Degrees will take place on day 8.

The vice chancellor stated that collection of certificates by the graduates will commence on March 23, immediately after the convocation.

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Speaking on the achievements of her six-month tenure as vice chancellor, Prof. Olatunji-Bello said, “we have made some modest achievements.


LASU Graduates 7,232 Students, 112 Bags 1st Class [PHOTOS]

All academic and professional programmes offered by the Lagos State University have been fully accredited by different relevant bodies and the National Universities Commission (NUC); secured approval to establish three new faculties and one school; maintained and secured collaboration with top institutions within and outside Nigeria and we are also investing massively in infrastructural facilities of the university.”