University of Lagos, UNILAG on Thursday, produced 118 first class graduates at its 2010/2011 convocation ceremony held at the institution in Lagos.
Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adetokunbo Sofoluwe, who spoke at the event, said 3,224 students, who successfully completed their courses, would receive their certificates.
Leading the pack of departments with first class holders was the Faculty of Engineering which recorded 37. Sofoluwe lauded Mr Akhigbe Josiah from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, who graduated with the highest GPA of 4.98, the highest in the history of graduates at the institution.
The second lead student was Damilare Akanni, first class Accounting of the Faculty of Business Administration with a CGPA of 4.93.
The number of graduates per faculty are as follows: Arts, 370; Education 514; Environmental Sciences, 313; Sciences, 583; Social Sciences, 504 and Distance Learning Institute (DLI) 985.
Sofoluwe said: “This academic feat was due to the conducive and enabling environment which paved the way for our students to excel not only in their international competitions.”
Among the achievements, he said, were the 300 level Mass Communication students of the institution, who won the 2011 Roger Hatchel Academy Award, which was vied by students from 20 tertiary institutions across the country.
He said 10 outstanding students of 400 and 500 levels students of the Faculty of Engineering with cumulative point average ranging from 4.0 to 4.9 received scholarship worth $15,000 from LG Electronics Nigeria Limited.