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Nigeria: 118 Students Graduate From UNILAG With First Class Honours

118 students completed their studies with a first class honours in the 2010/2011 batch of graduating students of University of Lagos. Josiah Akhigbe; Mechanical Department graduated with 4.98 out of 5.00 GPA, thats the highest ever in the school's history......(see blasting na...Asin na just 0.02 this guy miss....shit)

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“I am proud to note that our students are doing very well,” The Vice Chancellor stated (Adetokunbo Sofoluwe). He went ahead to say that the institution's success is as a result of the the conducive and enabling environments which have paved the way for our students to excel not only in their academics but in local and international competitions,”

However, the university has received a go ahead to commence with the following departments in 2012/2013 academic session. The departments are Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology, Geology, Geophysics, Early childhood.

A breakdown of the degrees in the First Class Division showed that the Faculty of Engineering set the pace with 37 First Class graduates; Science, 25; Business Administration, 20; Social Sciences, 14; Environmental Sciences, 10; Distance Learning Institute, 8; Arts, 2; Education, 1; and Medicine, 1.

No student graduated with First Class in the Faculties of Law and Pharmacy.

Mr. Akhighe, who did not attend the day’s ceremony, went home with the Vice-Chancellor’s Prize N5,000 worth of books as well a N100,000 Alumni Prize amongst a host of other awards.

Joining him at the summit of academic excellence was Esther Akanni, who also graduated First Class in Accounting with a 4.93 Grade Point Average.

Ten outstanding students who are in their fourth or fifth year in the Faculty of Engineering with Cumulative Point Average 4.0 – 4.9 received
Scholarships worth US$15,000 each and will enjoy automatic employment at the completion of their academic programmes.

Various outstanding students received awards in various categories.

For Tolulope Ayodele, who finished with a First Class in French, success was a combination of determination and hardwork.

“I intend to be an ambassador for my country, Nigeria is surrounded by French countries,” said Miss Ayodele, 23.

Kehinde Adebayo, 22, who despite being the head of the Botany department students’ association in his last two years at the school finished with First Class, said his journey to the zenith of academic excellence was due to “effective time management.”

The Vice-Chancellor received a rapturous applause and shouts of appreciation from the graduands when he announced that their certificates “are ready and can be collected today on completion of all necessary clearance.”

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