LASU convocation: Ambode’s wife doles out N.5m to best Students in Education Faculty
The duo of Doris John and Daniel Shaibu, from Faculties of Education and Science with CGPA of 4.39 and 4.36 respectively, out of possible 5.0, have received the highest cash award of N500, 000 each in the Lagos State University (LASU), endowed by the wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode, at the institution’s 23rd convocation ceremony, held at the university campus on Wednesday.
While the former carted away “Bolanle Ambode’s Prize for Best Graduating Student in B.Sc (Ed) Physics, the latter went home with the Bolanle Ambode’s Prize for Best Graduating Student in Physics.”
Also, Ridwan Ola- Gbadamosi, from Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Nneka Enumah, from the Faculty of Science, who graduated with the same Cummulative Gradient Point Average (CGPA) of 4. 88 out of the possible 5.0 points, making them the two best overall graduating student in the university as well as in their respective faculty went home with a total of N200, 000 each plus other benefits and plaque.
A total of 14, 315 students at the undergraduate and diploma levels graduated form LASU out of which 57 made First Class honours, while the ceremony continues on Thursday with students from the Postgraduate school.
Earlier, in his address, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof Olanrewaju Fagbohun, said the university had made a landmark by producing the largest number of First Class in the institution.
While congratulating all the graduands and urging them not to exercise any set back as they move on in life, the VC noted that all the graduands had been thoroughly baked for global relevance.
He, however, promised that the university would continue to pursue excellence in all its tripartite functions compromising teaching, research and community services.