Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: University of Lagos Graduates 7, 000

Lagos — A total of 7, 041 students are graduating from the University of Lagos in the 2009/2010 academic session.

This was disclosed by the institution's Vice Chancellor Professor Adetokubo Babatunde Sofoluwe at a media briefing held in the school's Senate chambers.

Out of this number, 3, 825 will receive first degrees while 3, 216 will receive post graduate degrees. Among the first degree graduating students, 119 passed in the first class division with the faculty of engineering topping the list with 45 first class graduating students. A total of 76 students will receive their Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in various disciplines.

Sofoluwe said the close gaps between the first degree students and post graduate degrees was deliberate as effort was being made by his administration to pay more attention to post graduate students while first degree training will be left for other universities in Nigeria to handle.

A further breakdown of the graduating students on faculty basis showed that the Faculty of Arts has 586, Education, 511, Science, 193, Social Sciences,431, College of Medicine; 242 and Business Administrations, 317.

Others are Engineering; 403, Law 241, Pharmacy 89 and Distance Learning Institute 374.

In the school of post graduate studies, 2, 875 are graduating with Masters Degrees, 265 PGDs and 76 PhDs.

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