Chemical Engineering “Genius” Emerges as UNILAG’s Best Student Scores 4.96 CGPA
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof.
Rahamon Bello, on Friday said that 125 of its 10,600
graduating students for the 2014 session had finished
in the First Class Division.
Bello said at the convocation media briefing in Lagos
that the event for the award of degrees, higher
degrees, Diploma, certificates and prizes, would hold
from April 27 to April 30.
He said that 1,664 of the students bagged the Second
Class Upper Division while 2,827 were in the Second
Class Lower Division.
Bello said that 963 others would be graduating in the
Third Class Division; 90 with Pass degrees while 167
others would be under the unclassified degrees in
Medicine and Pharmacy.
“I am also proud to announce Mr Korede Akinpelu of
the Department of Chemical Engineering as the best
graduating student of the university with a Cumulative
Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.96.
“Mr Sedan Shittu of the Department of Finance is the
second best graduating student with a CGPA of 4.91,”
Bello said the institution would also be graduating 103
Doctors of Philosophy (Ph.Ds.), 4,330 with Masters’
degrees and 331 with Postgraduate Diplomas from its
School of Postgraduate Studies.
He said that Dr Isaac Akpan, with the thesis entitled: “
Processing and Characterisation of Selected
Biodegradable Fibre-PLA Composites,’’ emerged the
best Doctorate student.
The vice-chancellor re-emphasised UNILAG’s resolve
to continue to produce quality first class graduates
capable of competing favourably with their
counterparts in any part of the world.
He said that the university had continued to witness
appropriate growth and development in all facets,
particularly in infrastructure and academic leadership.
Bello said that with the resuscitation of its students’
union 10 years after it was proscribed, the institution
now had the full complement of education.
According to the don, students can now fully exhibit
their leadership potentialities in readiness for roles in
the larger society.
The vice-chancellor said the university recently
produced a 25-year strategic plan, spanning from
2012 to 2037.
Bello said the document contained all facets of the
institution and how they should grow or develop in
tranches of five years.
He said the convocation programme would kick off
with a convocation lecture entitled: “ Taking
Advantage of a Depressing Nigerian Economy to
Accelerate Socio- Economic Development.’’
Bello said that the lecture, slated for April 27, would be
delivered by a former National Universities
Commission Executive Secretary, Prof. Peter
He also said that honorary degrees would be
conferred on emeritus professors of the university,
including some eminent Nigerians, for their
outstanding contributions to education and quality of
life in Nigeria.
Some of the awardees include retired Lt.-Gen.
Theophilus Danjuma, Mr Gamaliel Onosode and
Pastor Enoch Adeboye.
Bello congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan for
entrenching democracy in Nigeria by conceding defeat
to the President- elect, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu
Buhari, before the final declaration of result.
He also congratulated Buhari and wished him a tenure
that would meet the expectations of the teeming