Four students of Chinese language are among 245 first class graduates that will take part in the 49th convocation ceremony of the University of Lagos.

Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, vice-chancellor of the institution, announced this at a news conference on Wednesday in Lagos.

He said activities lined-up for the three-day ceremony will begin on May 8.

The university, he said, will for the first time produce graduates in the Chinese language. He said four out of the 14 Chinese language graduates were in the first class division.

He said the university would confer degrees, diplomas, and certificates to 12,638 students in various disciplines at the convocation.

According to Ogundipe, 62 of the first class graduating students are from the faculty of engineering.

The vice-chancellor said three students emerged best graduating students with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.97.

They are Jude Mathew from the department of biochemistry, Abbas Roy-Larinde from the department of chemical and petroleum engineering and Emmanuel Babawale, department of early childhood education.

Giving a further breakdown of the graduating students, Ogundipe said 6,816, representing 53.9 percent, would get first degrees and diplomas, while 5,822 others, representing 46.1 percent, would bag postgraduate degrees.

Out of the graduating students, 1,892 are in the second class upper division, while 2,958 others are in the second class lower division.

Also, 1,227 graduates are in the third class, 93 with pass degrees, while 400 others would be awarded degrees or diplomas that are not classified.

In the postgraduate category, Ogundipe said 123 would be awarded doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees in various disciplines, while 5,190 others would be conferred with masters’ degrees in their various fields of study.

He said 509 other students would be conferred with postgraduate diplomas.

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