UNILAG student sets new record, graduates with 5 CGPA

A graduating student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Mr. Ayodele Daniel Dada, has set a new academic record with five-point Cumula­tive Grade Point Average (CGPA), in the institu­tion.
UNILAG Vice Chan­cellor, Prof. Rahamon Bello said Dada is from the Department of Psy­chology, Faculty of Social Sciences and among 10, 907 students who would graduate at next week’s convocation ceremony.
Former UNILAG VC, Prof. Ibidapo Obe said Dada’s academic feat is “certainly a new record “for 54-year-old univer­sity.
Bello announced Da­da’s academic feat to newsmen yesterday.
He said it was a per­fect score. This means he scored As in all courses he took in the programme. “I congratulate Mr. Dada and the staff of the depart­ment.’’
He also explained that 10,907 graduating stu­dents would receive their degrees, diplomas and certificates and that out of the number, 5,472 would get first degrees while 5,435 are for postgradu­ate degrees.
Bello disclosed that 178 students got First Class division, 1,617 bagged Second Class Upper division, 2,496 in Second Class Lower, 884 passed in Third class, 274 in unclassified degrees in Medical Sciences and Pharmacy while 50 ob­tained passes.
He said the Faculty of Engineering tops with the highest number of First Class degrees with 41 graduating students.
Prof Bello also dis­closed that the new Chan­cellor, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El- Ekanemi, Shehu of Borno would be installed on Wednesday, March 3.
Meanwhile, Lagos State University (LASU) has slammed an indefi­nite suspension on 11 students who organised a party which resulted in the death of Omolara Gbadeyan, a 200 level Industrial Relations and Personnel Management (IRPM) student.
The university manage­ment, in a statement from the Centre for Informa­tion, Press and Public Relations (CIPPR) made available to Daily Sun said those suspended were old executive members of the Students Society of History and International Studies (SSOHIS).
Among those suspend­ed were (names withheld) chairman, organising committee of the award night; president of the as­sociation, vice president, general secretary, treasur­er, financial secretary, As­sistant general secretary, social director, sports director, speaker and the Lagos State University Students Union financial secretary.
The statement added that the affected students are, henceforth, not al­lowed to participate in any students-related ac­tivity and are expected to face the students discipli­nary committee immedi­ately.
According to the re­lease, the 11 suspended students organised the unauthorised party of the association award night of Thursday, February 11.


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