Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has rewarded Oladimeji Shotunde with a cash prize of N5 million and a postgraduate scholarship for emerging as the best graduating student of the Lagos State University (LASU).

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The governor, who is currently self-isolating after contracting COVID-19, announced the rewards during the varsity’s 24th convocation ceremony, which was held virtually on Thursday.

Shotunde, a 22-year-old, who finished from the department of business administration in the faculty of management science with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.95 on a scale of 5.0, was also offered automatic employment into the state’s public service.

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In his address, Sanwo-Olu said Shotunde’s record-breaking achievement had set a new academic standard for the Lagos-owned varsity. He added that the cash reward was his personal effort at promoting academic excellence and honouring brilliance.

In the same vein, the governor gave Sola Olabanjo, the best master’s degree student of the school, who graduated from the department of computer science with a grade point of 5.0 on a scale of 5.0, a cash prize of N5 million.

Sanwo-Olu also promised that his government would continue to provide an enabling environment for students who performed excellently to get to the peak academically and career-wise.

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