The authorities of the University of Lagos, UNILAG have disclosed that the institution will be honoring 238 out of 12,217 students with first-class degrees on her 52nd convocation ceremony scheduled for January 18th.
Breaking down the statistics of the class of degrees to be awarded, the University’s vice-chancellor, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, said out of the total 12,217 graduands, 7,799 will receive first degrees or diplomas while 4,418 will receive postgraduate degrees.
“Furthermore, 2,454 students graduated in the Second-Class Upper Division, while 3,459 obtained Second-Class Lower Division. We also have 1,183 students graduating in the Third-Class Division while 85 students made the Pass degree. At this Convocation a total of 201 graduating students obtained degrees that are not classified. The pre-degree programmes are graduating a total of 143 Diplomas comprising 68 in Human Kinetics and Health Education (HKHE) and 75 in Social Development and Administration (SDA).
“I am glad to also inform you that of the 4,418 postgraduate students, 145 students will be awarded Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in various disciplines, while 3,863 will obtain Masters degrees in the various fields across the University, and 410 will receive Postgraduate Diplomas,” Ogundipe disclosed.
Speaking on the best graduating students, the vice-chancellor said one Miss Elizabeth Ekeoseye of the department of zoology, at the faculty of science with a total CGPA of 4.95 out of 5.00 will be awarded the best graduand for the 2019/2020 graduating set.
He added that the best graduand in the Humanities is Oluwaseyi Atanranshe of the department of accounting, faculty of management sciences, with a CGPA of 4.92.
“In the postgraduate category, the overall best Ph.D. Thesis award for this year goes to UMUDU, Joy Chinyere who obtained her Ph.D. in Mathematics (Pure) while the best Ph.D. Thesis in Humanities award goes to EHIOROBO, Osa Abraham, who obtained his Ph.D. in Management.”
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