The best graduating students from each faculty of the Lagos State University (LASU) for the 2016/2017 Academic Session might have smiled to the bank after the 22nd Convocation Programme Ceremonies in May this year.
But judging by the latest gesture from the LASU Alumni Canada/USA Chapter, on Tuesday 5th June, 2018, the rewards for the hardwork of the brilliant students are by no means over.
In what is an unprecedented move, the LASU Alumni, Canada/USA Chapter was at the Vice Chancellor’s Conference Room on the said date to present award plaques and the sum of 25 thousand naira to each of the Best Graduating Students from all the Faculties of the University. They also had words of encouragement for the highflyers.
The Chairman, USA/Canada Chapter, Mr Cardozo Tunde congratulated the new alumni members for the feat, stressing that they have made the University proud.
He encouraged them to keep up the good works in their future endeavours. He also presented a plaque of honour to the Vice Chancellor, Prof Lanre Fagbohun, in recognition of his outstanding performance as the head of the institution.
Leading the Best Students was Fuhad Adetoro Ogunsanya, the overall Best Student of the University at the last Convocation Ceremonies. Ogunsanya, apart from other prizes was given the sum of five million naira and scholarship for his postgraduate studies at any university in the World by the Governor of Lagos State and Visitor to the University, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, at the Convocation Programme.
Also at the cash presentation by the Alumni were other senior members of staff, including the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof Oyedamola Oke.