271 to Bag First Class as University of Lagos (UNILAG) Graduates 12, 811

Two hundred and seventy one students will graduate with First Class degrees during the University of Lagos (UNILAG) 2017/2018 Convocation ceremonies, scheduled for April 1 to 5.

University of Lagos (UNILAG) Graduates

The University of Lagos says 12,811 students will graduate from the school during its 50th convocation ceremonies from April 1 to April 5.

The Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, who disclosed this at a pre-convocation news conference on Wednesday in Lagos, said that 271 of the graduands will receive first class degrees.


Ogundipe said, “A total of 12,811 students will receive their degrees, diplomas and certificates at this year’s convocation. Seven thousand four hundred six will receive first degrees or diplomas, while 5,405 will receive postgraduate degrees.

“I am proud to announce that 271 students would be awarded first-class degrees, with 56 are from the Faculty of Engineering.”

The VC said 2,277 students would receive second class upper degrees while 3,116 would get second class lower degrees.

According to him, 1,197 will receive third-class degrees and 131 graduating with pass degrees, while 414 of the students will be honoured with degrees or diplomas that were not classified.

He also revealed that honorary doctorate degrees would be conferred on the founder of Zenith Bank, Mr Jim Ovia; former Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Lateef Okunnu; and General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Dr Daniel Olukoya.

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