First class is no joke at LASU, vice chancellor reveals
…Obasanjo, NUC Chairman make plans to attend
Sequence of activities fall into plans for the 22nd convocation ceremony of the Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo, where about 26,637 students await graduation. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, in a brief session with reporters to announce the activities marking the event, stated that having first class in the university is not a child’s play
Fagbohun revealed that the University engages in standard and well tailored assessment process. Therefore, can only award first class to individuals that attained set requirements notwithstanding the population of the graduating students.
“We are not in any way working to produce a certain number of first class, we simply use our basis of assessment regularly and consistently, which is very thorough, we have different processes of quality assurance, it is what comes out of it that we present to the world. From all indications our students are qualified in character and learning and can compete on the global scale because we have succeeded in offering world class training and deepening career progression,” he noted.
Eight days have been booked for the convocation ceremonies during which the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof Abubakar Adamu Rasheed will present the convocation lecture, under the chairman of the former president, Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday May 22. While the award of first degrees comes up on Wednesday 23, the award of diploma and higher degrees follows on Thursday 24.
However, the 26,637 graduating students comprises of full time and part time, and have an analysis of 26 students that closed with first class grade; 1,084 had second class upper division; 17,323 made second class lower division; 2,940 finished with third class; while 108 had ordinary pass. The diploma programmes have a record of 201 students, while the post graduate schools have 4,955 students to graduate.
The Vice Chancellor, who seized the light of the occasion to portray the school’s achievements in academics, infrastructure, foreign partnerships, including remarkable performances of their students locally and internationally, expressed joy following the current ranking of the institution as “the first among state universities in the 2018 maiden NUC OER ranking.”