. Former Emir of Kano Is Convocation Lecture Chairman
Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo will graduate a total of 9,032 students at it’s 24th convocation among which are 76 first class and cut across various faculties.
This was disclosed at the weekend by the university Vice – Chancellor, Prof. Olarenwaju Fagbohun during a press conference held at the university.
According to him, a total of 1,183 will graduate with second class upper division, 4,422 will get second class lower division, 418, third class division and 26 with pass grade.
“The university will also graduate 887 postgraduate diploma, 664 of academic masters, 1,034 professional masters and 35 Doctor of Philosophy for the higher degrees.
Fagbohun also stated that 215 will graduate with Diplomas at the ceremony.
Stating that the 76 first class graduates produced this year was the highest in the history of the institution, the VC said among them is first class in English Language, the first ever from the department.
Giving the highlights of the convocation programme, he disclosed that the event will kick start with the convocation cup competition for staff, on Friday, 20th March followed by Jumat service and Sunday, 22nd March, will be thanksgiving service.
“Our traditional Coconut Breaking ceremony will take place on the 23rd March.”
He also said the award of degrees will be on Tuesday, 24th of March while the conferment of Postgraduate Diplomas and masters will take place on the 25th.
“Thursday, 26th March, 2020, the convocation lecture will hold at University auditorium with the topic: The Future of Developing Economies in a Digital World will be delivered by Prof. Benedict Okey Oramah, President, African Export-Import Bank Afreximbank and to be chaired by former emir of Kano, Muhammed Sanusi.
The VC also said that the convocation lecture will be followed on the same day, by the award of Honorary Doctorate Degrees on six Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in their fields of endeavors among which is Senator Oluremi Tinubu and Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, Former commissioner in Lagos State.
Highlighting the university achievements, Fagbohun said the rise in quality and class of the graduating students is a clear reflection of the conducive and stable environment and overall progress the institution have made in the last four years he attained the post of the Vice-chancellor.