Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has rewarded the overall best student of Lagos State University (LASU) with a whopping N10 million. The student, Aminat Yusuf, who graduated with a cumulative grade point average of 5.0 in the 2021/2022 academic session, hails from the Department of Law. This announcement was made by the Governor during the university’s 26th Convocation and 40th Anniversary celebration, which held in Lagos on Thursday.
Honorary doctorate degrees were also awarded to various personalities during the event. Among them were the ex-Governor of Lagos State and ex-Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; ex-governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi; the Oba Saheed Elegushi of Elegushi Kingdom in Lagos; and others.
Fashola received Doctor of Humane Letters, Urban and Rural Community Development and Youth Empowerment; while Fayemi received Doctor of Humane Letters, Human Right, National Integration and African Security Development. The former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila was also honored with Doctor of Law, Education, Community and National Development; while the wife of Lagos State Governor Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, received Doctor of Humane Letters, Child Healthcare, Environmental Development and Women Empowerment.
Oba Elegushi was awarded Doctor of Arts, Broadcasting, Community Integration and Human Rights Advocacy while the Oniba of Iba Kingdom, Oba Sulaimon Raji-Ashade was bestowed with Doctor of Humane Letters, Grassroot Development. Meanwhile, the General Overseer of Mountain of Fire, Pastor Daniel Olukoya was graced with the Doctor of Science, Genetics and Biotechnology.
In total, 10,183 students graduated from both 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 academic sessions with 282 of them achieving First Class Honours. The university also graduated 1,604 students in various postgraduate diploma, academic masters, professional masters, doctor of philosophy and professional doctorate degree levels.