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Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday gave the best graduating student of the Lagos State University for the 2016/2017 academic session, Ogunsanya Adetoro, N5m.
He also promised to sponsor his postgraduate programme in any university in the world.
Ambode made this gesture during the institution’s 22nd convocation held on the institution’s main campus in Ojo.
Adetoro graduated from the Department of Business Administration with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.78.
The governor said, “Although the Lagos State Government has stopped awarding scholarships to students in tertiary institutions, the outstanding academic performance of Adetoro and the health challenge he had in the middle of his academic pursuits, earned him the reward.”
Ambode also reiterated his administration’s commitment to lifting the standard of education at all levels in the state to an appreciable height.
In his address, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, said due to reforms put in place, the institution ranked first among state universities in the 2018 maiden edition of the National Universities Commission rankings.
Out of a total of 29,710 students that graduated from the university, 201 were awarded diplomas; 21,481 received first degrees; 7,982 were awarded postgraduate Diplomas; and 46 received Doctorates.
Twenty six students graduated with first class.