The Lagos State University (LASU) said that it would issue its certificates to 17,695 graduands at its 20th Convocation ceremony scheduled for May 25 and May 26. Seven first class students, 1,040 second class upper, 3,271 second class lower divisions, 1,575 with third class division and 206 would be graduating with a pass degree.
LASU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, disclosed this at a news conference on Thursday,saying that the graduands were for the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 academic sets. He added that 173 students would graduate at diploma programme, with five students making distinction, 44 made upper credit , 72 made lower credit, 10 made credit, 11 made merit and 31 made pass.
The vice -chancellor also said that 2,497 would be convocated at the Higher Degree Programme. Adding that the university would offer the first class students automatic employment, while the second class upper students will also be considered afterward.
Prof. Fagbohun said the 20th convocation would be special, because it was coming at a time that the university was experiencing a dramatic-turn around as the installation of the university’s chancellor would also take place during the ceremony.
“The university will forever be grateful to the hardworking governor of our noble state. The projects, most of which are at advanced stages of construction, will not only add aesthetics and class to the architectural landscape of the institution, they will also add to the value of the quality of teaching and learning in the University.”
Completed projects to be inaugurated during the ceremony includes: the N1.068 billion Faculty of Science building, the N40 million LASU Radio station and the twin lecture Theatre at the Faculty of Law. The on-going projects include: the University’s Senate building, the ultra-modern central university library, the ultra-modern students’ union complex, the School of Communication and three blocks of 12 flats each for lecturers’ accommodation.
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Fagbohun urged well-meaning Nigerians to emulate donors like Chief Adebutu Kessington, Jim Ovia, B.O. Benson, late Chief Molade Okoya Thomas and others by donating generously to the growth and development of the university.