One year after having its first 5 . 00 Cumulative Grade Point Average , recorded by Ayodele Dada of Psychology Department , two female students of the University of Lagos have again graduated with 5 . 00 CGPA from the institution in the 2015 / 2016 academic session.
The Vice – Chancellor of the institution , Prof. Rahamon Bello, who gave the hint during the 2016 / 2017 matriculation on Friday, named the two students as: Miss Taiwo Bankole and Miss Ajoke Omotuyi .
Bello said one of the students graduated from the Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Science , while the other graduated from the Department of Systems Engineering , Faculty of Engineering.
“ Both students, females , had also posted a ` perfect score ’ of 5 . 00 CGPA , thus matching the record set by Dada in 2014 / 2015 academic session ,’’ the VC said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the VC said such feats were achievable through hard work and not a myth , noting that “ all it requires is to be focused, disciplined and consistent. ”
Meanwhile , 7 ,882 students matriculated during the ceremony. Bello said the figure represents 18 . 69 per cent of the 42 , 440 applicants , comprising 38 , 140 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination applicants and 4 , 310 Direct Entry applicants , that began the selection process .
The VC said, “ Today, after a thorough screening exercise , there are 7 , 882 of you, representing 18 . 69 per cent of the total number of applicants (UTME and Direct ), who have fully scaled the registration procedure .
“ You will from this day , become bona fide students of the University of Lagos,” he added.
Bello reminded the students that being successful in the selection process and matriculating process was not the end of their journey to have tertiary education .
He added, “It is the first step of a journey that will determine your future . It, therefore, requires you all to be determined, diligent , focused and resilient. You must show the zeal to acquire academic excellence for which this university is reputed .
“ Shun cultism , indecent and immoral behaviours and other vices that can mar or abruptly end your sojourn here ; as all forms of misconduct and misbehaviours will not be condoned . ”
He urged the students to work hard to distinguish themselves in their academics as the university had a motivational package for scholars .