UNILAG graduates 379 First Class students

The University of Lagos will churn out 379 first-class graduates at its 54th Convocation slated to hold on January 17.

Vice-Chancellor of the ivory tower, Prof. Folasade Ogunsola, stated this during the pre-convocation press conference that precedes the institution’s 54th Convocation.

Breaking down of the graduates, the VC said a total of 17,464 students out of which 10,578 are first degrees and 6,886 postgraduate students will bow out during the convocation scheduled to hold from Monday, January 15 to Wednesday, January 18.

“This year we will be graduating 17,464 students. Of these, 10,578 will receive first degrees and 6,886 are postgraduate.

“Of those with first degrees, 340 are first class with 97 coming from Management Sciences, followed by Science with 57 and Engineering 47. From the Faculties of Pharmacy, Basic Medical Sciences and Clinical Sciences, there were 39 distinctions 24 of which were from the Faculty of Pharmacy,” she said.

Ogunsola noted that David Akanmu from the Faculty of Engineering, with a perfect score of 5.00 emerged as the overall best-graduating student and also the best-graduating student in Science.

She said that the convocation lecture titled, ‘Decolonising African Higher Education for Transformational Development,’ which would be delivered by a distinguished professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin, Prof. Toyin Falola is geared at restructuring the education system handed down during the colonial era.

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