LASU Law Student Bags 5.0 CGPA First Time In 40 years

Aminat Yusuf, a law student, is the first undergraduate with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 5.0 at Lagos State University (LASU) in 40 years.

The institution’s vice chancellor, Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, made this announcement at a briefing on Wednesday before the university’s 26th convocation, which is scheduled for June 21.

According to the VC, a total of 282 students earned first place for the academic years 2020–2021 and 2021–2022, respectively.

Yusuf, who is enrolled in the 2021–2022 academic year, will also get a financial award of N500,000 for her outstanding academic achievements, according to Olatunji-Bello.

She said that Feyisayo Lopez, a physiology graduate, took first place in the 2021–2022 academic year with a 4.91 CGPA.

“With the total of 282 first class graduating students in the two academic sessions, the university is, therefore, graduating her highest number of first class in her 40 years’ history,” she said.

“The breakdown of the first class graduates are as follows: 2020/2021 academic session, 148 graduates; 2021/2022 academic session, 128 graduates; and sandwich (2022 Modular Year), six graduates.

“The total number of graduating students of 2020/ 2021 and 2021/ 2022 academic sessions is 10,183 students in diploma, first degree, postgraduate diploma, academic master’s degree, professional master’s degree, doctor of philosophy, and professional doctoral degree.

“I am also glad to announce that Yusuf Aminat Imoitesemeh, with a CGPA of 5.00 (First Class Honours) is LASU’s best-graduating student in history. I congratulate her, her family and the Faculty of Law on this laudable feat.”

The VC said the convocation will hold simultaneously alongside the 40th anniversary of the institution.

Last year, Adekunle Ogunkoya, a student of Religions and Peace Studies, also made history as the first master’s degree student of the institution to get 5.0 CGPA.