The Lagos State University (LASU )  will be graduating  36,489 students in Diplomas first and higher Degree programmes in this year’s convocation ceremony.

Addressing a pre-convocation briefing for the 21st convocation of the school, the Vice Chancellor of the instition, Prof.   Olanrewaju Adisa Fagbohun said certificates for all the graduands are ready for collection at Exams and Records unit of the school.

The university would also confer honorary awards on three eminent Nigerians, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija and Chief Adebutu Kessington for their various contributions to the country in general.

Addressing pressmen during a pre-press conference held at ‘3 in one’ auditorium, Fagbohun disclosed that out of the 36,489; 133 are from Diploma programme; 28,300 first degrees (full and part time) and 8,056 for higher Degree.

Of the 28,300 first-degree graduands, 26 had first class; 2,642 made second class upper division; 20,412 had second class lower division; 5,025 made third class, while 115 had ordinary pass degree.
Meanwhile, as part of the activities marking the event, the Managing Director/Chief Executive, UACN Property Development Company, Mr. Hakeem Ogunniran, will on Tuesday March 21, deliver the convocation lecture titled, ‘Beyond Education: Bridging The Gap For Graduate Employability.” While on Wednesday, March 22, and Thursday 23, the Governor and Visitor of the school, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, will commission some projects for the school. There is going to be Coconut breaking ceremony near the major gate of the school.


DAY 1 – Thursday, 16th March, 2017
Convocation Press Conference
Venue: 3-in-1 Conference Hall, Faculty of Education, Ojo, Lagos
DAY 2- Friday, 17th March, 2017
Jumat Service
Venue: University Mosque, Ojo,
Time: 1:00pm

DAY 3 - Sunday, 19th March, 2017
Special Thanksgiving Service
Venue: University Chapel (Chapel of Light), Ojo, Lagos
Time: 10:00am prompt

DAY 4 - Monday, 20th March, 2017
Coconut Breaking Festival
Venue: Badagry Gate Entrance,
Time: 9:30am prompt
Command Performance by the     Department of Theatre Arts and Music
Convocation Play: The Spirit of Lagos Written By: Prof. Akinwunmi Ishola & Directed By: Dr. Sola Fosudo
Time: 2:00pm

DAY 5 – Tuesday, 21st March, 2017
Convocation Lecture Topic:
Beyond Education: Bridging the Gap for Graduate Employability.
Convocation Lecturer: Mr. Hakeem Ogunniran, Managing Director/Chief Executive, UACN Property Development Company, PLC
Venue: University Auditorium Complex, Ojo
Time: 2:00pm

DAY 6 – Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017
Award of First Degrees and Diplomas in all Faculties and Induction of Alumni
Venue: University Auditorium Complex, Ojo
Time: 10:00am

DAY 7- Thursday, 23rd March, 2017
Commissioning of:
The New Senate Building
Ground Breaking Ceremony of 6000 capacity LASU Ultra-Modern Hostel Facilities by His Excellency, the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi AMBODE   –     9:00am
Graduands’ Procession   –   9:30am
Academic Procession –     9:45am
Award of Higher AND Honorary Doctorate Degrees and Conferment of Rank of Distinguished Professor –   10:00am
Venue: University Auditorium Complex, Ojo


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