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UNILAG Makes History, to Graduate First Ever Student with 5.0 CGPA



All eyes would be on Daniel Ayodele Dada next week, after emerging as the best graduating student in the Department of Psychology of the University of Lagos, Akoka, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5.00.

Mr. Dada made a perfect score, after scoring “A” in all the courses he took in the programme said, Professor Rahamon Bello, the Vice Chancellor of the University, who made this known at a press conference on Wednesday.

He said a total of 10,907 students will graduate from the University during the 2014/2015 convocation ceremony scheduled for next week.

The Vice Chancellor said, a total of 10,907 students will be graduating from the institution, 5,472 students will receive first degrees, while 5,435 will receive postgraduate honours. He added that Dada, is one of the 178 First Class students ‎that would graduate during the three-day ceremony. ‎

“Out of this number, 5, 472 will receive first degrees while 5,435 will receive postgraduate degrees,” he said.
“This year, a record has been set. A graduating student in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Mr Ayodele Daniel Dada is graduating with a CGPA of 5.00.

“A perfect score. This means he scored A’s in all courses he took in the programme. . . . . “I congratulate Mr Dada and the staff of the Department of Psychology for this feat.” the Vice Chancellor added.

More so, 2, 496 students will graduate with Second Class Lower degrees, 884 with Third Class, and 50 with Pass degrees. 274 are unclassified degrees in Medical Sciences and Pharmacy.

The ceremony is expected to begin officially from March 1 and end on Thursday, 3rd of March.

Alhaji Abubakir Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi, CFR, Shehu of Bornu, will be installed as the 7th Chancellor of the University, while the Convocation lecture entitled “Positioning Nigeria as the Technology Hub of Africa” will be delivered on Monday, February 29, by the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnya Onu.