The University of Lagos (UNILAG) will award 231 out of 12,617 graduating students with first class degrees during its 49th convocation on Tuesday, January 24.


Rahmon Bello, vice-chancellor of the institution, made this known during a news conference on Wednesday in Lagos.

46 of the 231 graduating students, he said, would be from the Faculty of Engineering.

The VC noted that 6,900 graduating students would receive first degrees and diploma certificates while 5,717 others would receive postgraduate degrees.


“With this output, the institution is maintaining its stance of gradually becoming a postgraduate institution,’’ the V-C said.

He added that 1,705 of the students would be passing out in second class upper division while “we will also be graduating 2,972 students in the Second Class lower division, while 1,372 others will be graduating in the Third Class division.

“Also, 103 students will graduate with ordinary pass degrees, while 517 others will have degrees or diplomas that are not classified,’’ Bello said.


Two female students of the institution, Taiwo Bankole and Ajoke Omotuyi, are graduating with a perfect Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5.00 point in the 2015/2016 academic session.

Bankole is from the department of Cell Biology and Genetics while Omotuyi is from the department of Systems Engineering.

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