The Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, told journalists in Lagos that the graduation would kick off on Monday with a convocation lecture to be delivered by Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.
The lecture, titled ‘Building Back Better; Creating a New Framework for Tertiary Education in Nigeria in the 21st Century’, will be chaired by Justice Amina Adamu Augie of the Supreme Court.
Ogundipe added that of the overall 12,217 graduating students, 2,454 would be graduating in the Second-Class Upper Division, while 3,459 others would graduate in the Second-Class Lower Division.
“A total of 12,217 graduating students will receive their degrees, diplomas and certificates in various disciplines. Out of this number, 7,799 will receive first degrees or diplomas while 4,418 will receive postgraduate degrees.
“We also have 1,183 students graduating in the third class division, while 85 students made the Pass degree.
“At this convocation a total of 201 graduating students obtained degrees that are not classified. The pre-degree programmes are graduating a total of 143 Diplomas comprising 68 in Human Kinetics and Health Education (HKHE) and 75 in Social Development and Administration (SDA),” he stated.
Ogundipe said Elizabeth Ekeoseye of the Zoology Department emerged overall best graduating undergraduate student with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.95, while Joy Umudu won the overall best Ph.D. Thesis award in Pure Mathematics.
A total of 217 students would also be receiving certificates in Entrepreneurship, from the Entrepreneurship and Skills Development Centre of the institution.
He said the three-day event would be held in both the morning and afternoon sessions.
“On Monday, January 17, there will be the opening of exhibition at the Senate House Car Park and this will be followed with the convocation lecture.