The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has announced that the University of Lagos, Akoka, will produce 281 First Class graduates at its upcoming 51st Convocation Ceremony.
Ogundipe said the Faculty of Engineering has the greatest number of First-Class graduates in the institution, with 70. He said during a press conference on Wednesday to inform the press about the events planned for the ceremony.
At the convocation, which begins on July 5, a total of 15,753 students will receive various degrees.
In addition, 7,754 people will receive first degrees in various fields, while 7,999 will receive postgraduate degrees and certifications in various fields.
The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, will deliver the Convocation Lecture, titled “National growth and knowledge economy in the digital age: Leapfrogging SMEs into the 21st Century.”
“Alimi Adedeji, 4.98, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, is the best graduating student with the highest CGPA. Popoola Victoria Opeyemi, who has the top result in the Humanities and a CGPA of 4.90 from the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, is right behind him.
‘Moruf Olatunji of the Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Science, has the best overall PhD thesis for this year’s graduating student. “The finest PhD thesis in the Humanities will be awarded to Meagan Peter Ekundayo from the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences,” stated Ogundipe.
He also stated that Marinze Felicia, a 71-year-old woman who was born on March 6, 1950, will be the university’s oldest PhD recipient in its history.
Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, the institution’s late former VC, would be accorded the Post-Humous Emeritus Professorship, according to Ogundipe.
Dr Ameyo Stella-Adadevoh (Post-Humous), Dr Biodun Shobanjo, Alhaji Mohammed Indimi, and Dr Kessington Adebutu will get honorary doctorate degrees, he said.
By Olutayo Olusanya