The Lagos State University, Ojo, has rewarded the best graduating first degree and master’s degree students with N5m each for their academic feats.
A post-graduate scholarship at any university in the world was also awarded to the best graduating first degree student, Oladimeji Shotunde, who finished with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.95 on a scale of 5.0 from the department of Business Administration.
The 22-year-old also received an offer of automatic employment into the state public service.
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On the other hand, the best master’s degree student, Sola Olabanjo, graduated from the Department of Computer Science with a Grade Point of 5.0.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who joined the event virtually from the State House, Marina, due to his self-isolation after contracting the COVID-19 pandemic, said Shotunde’s record-breaking feat had set a new academic standard for the school, stressing that the cash reward was his personal effort at promoting academic excellence and honouring brilliance.
The governor, in his address, said the state government had already set off the process of transforming the local manufacturing sector with its collaboration with the University of Pittsburg, United States, to establish manufacturing assistance centres across Lagos to train young people in modern manufacturing skills, using technology and knowledge of artificial intelligence.