The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos Prof. Rahamon Bello has disclosed that two students of the institution have recorded 5.00 Cumulative Grade Point Average, CGPA, in 2015/2016 academic session.
Prof. Bello gave the hint during the 2016/2017 matriculation on Friday, he said the names of the students were Taiwo Bankole and Ajoke Omotuyi.
According to Prof.Bello, both students are from the Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Science and the Department of Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, respectively.
The Vice Chancellor said:
“Both students, females, had also posted a `perfect score’ of 5.00 CGPA, thus matching the record set by Dada in 2014/2015 academic session”
“All it requires is to be focused, disciplined and consistent’’
Speaking to the matriculating students,
“Those offered provisional admissions were 6,506 in the UTME category and 2,238 in the direct entry category, totaling 8,744.
“Today, after a thorough screening exercise, there are 7,882 of you, representing 18.69 per cent of the total number of applicants (UTME and Direct), who have fulfilled the registration procedure”
“You will from this day, become bona-fide students of the University of Lagos’’
He told the matriculating students that gaining admission into the 54-year-old institution was not only noble, but also glorious.
The UNILAG VC added that completing the matriculation process was not the end of their journey to obtain tertiary education.
“It is the first step of a journey that will determine your future. It, therefore, requires you all to be determined, diligent, focus and resilient.”
“You must show the zeal to acquire academic excellence for which this university is reputed. Shun cultism, indecent and immoral behaviors and other vices that can mar or abruptly end your sojourn here; as all forms of misconduct and misbehaviours will not be condoned’’
He urged the students to work hard to distinguish themselves in their academics as the university had a motivational package for scholars.