The Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, will be graduating 153 students with first class honours at its 27th convocation ceremony next week.

The number is out of the total 8,477 students who will be graduating with a first degree in various disciplines at the event.

The university will also graduate 55 diploma students with distinctions and a total of 2,164 students in postgraduate studies.

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, made this disclosure at a hybrid pre-convocation media conference on Thursday.

She named the overall best student of the set at the undergraduate level as Mubaraq Olaniyi, who will be graduating with a 4.98 CGPA in Accounting and Aminat Olaitan with a CGPA of 4.78 in Educational Management, as the best at master’s degree level.

The vice-chancellor further disclosed that apart from the 89 doctorate awardees, the university would also confer honorary doctorate degrees on two eminent Nigerians for their “invaluable contributions” to the development of the university and the country in general.

She listed the duo to be Prince Tajudeen Olusi (Doctor of Literature: History, Education and Community Development, Honoris Causa) and Prince Samuel Adedoyin, a businessman (Doctor of Humane Letters: Commerce, Industry and National Development, Honoria Causa).

She added that the duo of Professors Martins Anethekhai and Amidu Sanni would also bag the honorary emeritus and distinguished professorship of the university respectively during the weeklong event.

Olatunji-Bello also disclosed that the former governor of Lagos State and Minister of Works, Mr Babatunde Fashola, would deliver the convocation lecture on Tuesday, 4th of June and on the topic, “Embracing the Future: Navigating the Intersection of Technology and Humanity,” while the former executive secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Peter Okebukola would chair the event.

The VC, however, pointed out that the university is vigorously pursuing its six strategic goals aimed at becoming the best in West Africa in no distant time and with the efforts so far yielded tremendous results.

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