The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has produced its first Chinese department graduates. This was disclosed by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe on Wednesday at a press briefing ahead of the 49th Convocation Ceremony.
The department admitted the first set of students into the department in the 2013/2014 session hence, their completion of the programme in the 2016/2017 session makes them the first set of graduates in Chinese from a Nigerian university.
Commenting generally on the Convocation Ceremony, the Vice chancellor stated that a total of 12,638 graduating students would be awarded their degrees, diplomas and certificates. 53.9% of these number will be awarded either first degrees or Diplomas while 46.1% will be awarded postgraduate degrees.
In the first degree category, 245 are in the first class division, 1892 are in the Second Class Upper Division, and 2959 are in the Second Class Lower Division. 1227 had Third Class, 93 had pass degrees while 400 had degrees or diplomas that were not classified.
Matthew Jeffrey Jude of the Department of Biochemistry, Roy-Larinde Bosun Abbas of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and Babawale Oludare Emmanuel of the Department of Chemistry, all with a Cummulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.97 emerged the best graduating students.