The University of Lagos will begin its 2016/2017 convocation ceremony on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

At the event, which is scheduled to last four days, a total of 12,638 graduating students will be awarded degrees, diplomas and certificates. Out of this number, 6,816 (53.9 per cent) graduands will receive first degrees or diplomas, while 5,822 (46.1 per cent) will be awarded postgraduate degrees.

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, recently disclosed this in a meeting with journalists in Lagos. According to him, about 245 students graduating with first degrees are in the First Class division, with the Faculty of Engineering topping the list with 62.

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Also, 1,892 graduands are in the Second Class Upper division and 2,959 are in Second Class Lower division. Ogundipe added that 1,227 would be graduating with Third Class, while 493 others will be awarded Pass degrees or diplomas not classified.

Meanwhile, three students have emerged as the best graduating students of the institution for the 2016/2017 academic session. They are Jeffrey Matthew of the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science;  Bosun Roy-Layinde of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering; Faculty of Engineering and Oludare Babawale of the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science. All three students will be graduating with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.97 each.

No fewer than 123 graduating postgraduate students will be awarded Doctor of Philosophy degrees in various disciplines, while 5,190 will bag Masters degrees and 509 receive Postgraduate Diplomas.