It is not an easy task to pass through a Federal University in Nigeria and come out with a perfect score. Daniel Dada Ayodele has broken that history at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) where he graduated tops of the school with a 5.0 CGPA. With this very impressive Cumulative Grade Point Average, the young graduate is sure to shine during the 2014/2015 Convocation of the University which is scheduled to hold next week.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Rahamon Bello described this achievement as a perfect score record during a pre-convocation briefing on Wednesday. Having a perfect score means Mr. Daniel scored A in all courses he took all through his university days.
“I congratulate the graduate with a First Class. This year, a record has been set. A graduating student in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Mr. Ayodele Daniel Dada is graduating with a CGPA of 5.00,” says Prof Bello said.
Mr. Daniel, who was a Psychology student, is one of the 178 First Class students that would graduate during the three-day convocation programme. The first time in the history of Nigeria’s education system, the University of Lagos, UNILAG, Akoka, will convocate a graduate student who has been graded ‘excellent’ in all the courses taken while on campus.
This was disclosed Wednesday morning by the University’s Vice-Chancellor, during a pre-convocation media briefing held at the University’s Senate Chamber. According to the VC, the University was glad to break another academic ground, saying the candidate showed exceptional academic prowess.
He said a total of 10,907 students will be graduating including 5,472 undergraduates and 5,435 postgraduates, adding that a total of 177 others will be bagging First Class degree certificates along with Dada. The convocation programmes, which has formally kicked off with the media briefing will also feature a convocation lecture to be delivered by the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonaya Onu on Monday, February 28.