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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Aladesawe, Ndukaife top in computer engineering @ UNILAG


The duo of Messrs Aladesawe, Adeyemi Omololu and Ndukaife, Justus Chukwunonso were on top of their game last weekend when they were pronounced the best graduating students in Computer Engineering from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Faculty of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

The duo clinched first class honours.

This is out of the 87 students that graduated and passed out in First Class division out of the 6,134 that graduated between 2007 and year 2009.

Speaking during the convocation, one of the leading lights at the faculty, Master Ndukaife, said he was grateful to God almighty for making it possible.

He also gave kudos to the school authorities in UNILAG in addition to his parents for supporting him all through the time of burning the midnight candles which result was the first class he made.

The duo of Aladesawe and Ndukaife led 40 others in their session to emerge, including nine in second class upper, 17 in second class lower, 13 in third class and one emerging pass in the 2009 set.

ITRealms Online recalled that in the 2007 and 2008 class in the faculty, there was no first class, while four recorded second class upper credit, two in the second class lower, whereas six were successful in the third class.

These awards were in tandem with the University of Lagos Act of 1967, which empowered the university to grant degrees, diplomas, certificates and other distinctions as well as to award medals, prizes and other titles. It also provided that the chancellor shall preside at all meetings of the congregation held for conferring degrees.

According to the Vice Chancellor of UNILAG, Prof. Tolu Odugbemi at the occasion tagged “A Dream Come True – Not A Nightmare” there were 3,525 graduating students for the 2009 convocation.

He explained that in the faculty of Arts for instance, there were 316, Education 470, Environmental Sciences 226, Science 329, Social Science 444 and Distance Learning Institute (DLI) recording 1,740.

The occasion, he said, was unique because the university conferred honourary doctorate degrees on eminent Africans, scholars, researchers and seasoned diplomats within and outside the country.

He named some of the beneficiaries to include Dr. Kofi Annan with Doctor of Laws, Prof. C.O. Taiwo, and Prof. Umaru Shehu got Doctor of Science respectively and Chief Emeka Anayoku was decorated with Doctor of Literature.

Disclosing that arrangements have been advanced by the DLI of the university to offer additional eight new courses, including B.Sc in Economics, Computer Science; environmental science; nursing, marine biology, fisheries, microbiology and public administration.

DLI, he said, has full accreditation of the National Universities Commission (NUC).

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