Lagos, Nigeria: Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has announced a reward of N10m for the overall best graduating student of the 2021/2022 academic session, Aminat Yusuf.
Yusuf graduated with a perfect Cumulative Grade Point Average of 5.0 from the university’s Faculty of Law.
Speaking at the conference held at the Buba Marwa Auditorium on the Ojo campus of the institution, Sanwo-Olu said, “We are celebrating an incredible feat attained by Miss Yusuf Aminat Imoitesemeh, who is not only graduating as the best student for the 2021/2022 academic session but also attained a perfect 5.0 CGPA.”
Announcing the monetary reward, the governor said, “As a reward for her brilliance, I will be giving her a token donation of N5m, and the state government will give her an additional donation of N5m.”
The governor congratulated the university on its 40th anniversary and 26th convocation while recounting the institution’s achievements.
“Among its achievements, LASU, in 2018, was selected among 16 other universities in Nigeria and designated ‘Africa Centre of Excellence for Innovative and Transformative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education’ by the World Bank, and has commenced admission of international students to the programme,” the governor said.
The best-graduating student, in her remarks, recounted that she was faced with financial constraints during her study, but was determined and strove towards academic excellence.