Ahead of the forthcoming convocation exercise of the prestigiou University of Lagos, Yaba, Lagos Mainland, 245 students of the institution have been confirmed to have finished with first class results.
According to the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, among the students to take part in the 49th Convocation of the university are 245 first class graduates.
He made the announcement during a news conference where he announced the various activities lined-up for the three-day ceremonies scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
According to him, the university would confer degrees, diplomas and certificates to 12,638 students in various disciplines at the convocation.
He explained that 62 of the entire first class graduating students are from the Faculty of Engineering adding that three students emerged best graduating students with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.97.
He named the students as Jude Mathew from the Department of Biochemistry; Abbas Roy-Larinde from the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and Emmanuel Babawale, Department of Early Childhood Education.
He gave a further breakdown of the graduating students as 6,816, representing 53.9 per cent, to get first degrees and diplomas, while 5,822 others, representing 46.1 per cent, would bag postgraduate degrees.
Out of the graduating students, 1,892 are in the Second Class Upper division while 2,958 others are in the Second Class Lower division.
Also, 1,227 graduates are in the Third Class, 93 with Pass degrees, while 400 others would be awarded degrees or diplomas that are not classified.
In the postgraduate category, Mr Ogundipe said 123 would be awarded Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in various disciplines, while 5,190 others would be conferred with Masters’ degrees in their various fields of study.
He added that 509 other students would be conferred with Postgraduate diplomas.