57 LASU students make First Class out of 10,252

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57 undergraduate students of the Lagos State University (LASU) would be graduating with a First Class honours during the 23rd Convocation Ceremonies of the institution.

They are among the 10,252 undergraduates the university is producing during the ceremonies holding this May.

LASU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun disclosed this during a press briefing on Thursday, 2nd May to herald the various activities lined up for the weeklong event.

He noted that the University was also producing 4,063 postgraduate students.

A breakdown of the grades earned by the graduands also show that 1, 233 bagged a Second Class Upper Division honours, 8,471 had Second Class Lower Division honours.

467 finished with a Third Class while 24 had a pass.

Among the postgraduate students, 1,532 would be awarded a postgraduate diploma while 520 would get the academic masters. 1994 others would have a professional masters while 17 are to graduate with a PhD.

Other activities lined up include a convocation cup competition, Jumat Service, Special Thanksgiving Service, traditional coconut breaking festival, convocation play award of First and Higher Degrees.

Milestones LASU reached during the year

Fagbohun also listed some of the achievements of the University in 2018 among which is the accreditation all its 70 first degree programmes by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

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The University was also designed an Africa Centre of Excellence for Innovative and Transformative STEM Education by the World Bank.

It also admitted its first set of students at the Lagos State University Open Distance Learning and Research Institute while also opening its Centre for Afro-Brazilian Studies.

Fagbohun added that LASU was able to improve on its infrastructure while also improving the capacity of academic and non-academic staff through funding by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).

He said that his administration was also collaborating with parents, communities as well as players in both the public and private sectors to enhance the employability of graduates of the University.

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