Lagos State University (LASU) has rewarded 160 students with N4m for their hardwork and academic excellence. At an award presentation ceremony at the Faculty of Education, Main Campus, Ojo, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Lanre Fagbohun, said the university has become the hub of academic excellence.
Fagbohun enjoined the awardees not to rest on their oars and work harder to improve their academic grade. He stated that the vision of the university was to make the students to compete with the best, not only in Nigeria, but, globally.
“We are very proud of you. We are truly proud of you. You have justified that we can showcase you. Indeed, we are parading the best. What we are doing today is that we are pushing the frontiers of excellence. I implore you to do more and same for those who are here to celebrate you, you need to work harder,” he said.
He urged the students not only to be students by good Cumulative Grade Points Average, but, of good behaviour and high moral values. He called on the recipients to be solution providers to societal problems, urging them to come up with ideas that can change the society at large.
Acting Dean, Students’ Affairs, Dr. Olufemi Obayori, advised the awardees to continue the good work, while, encouraging the 100 level students to join the train next time. “It is possible. You can do it. Now is the time to begin. For, it is written by the late literary giant, Chinua Achebe: It is morning, yet on creation day”, he added.
One of the beneficiaries of the award, 200 level student of Medicine, Lagos State University College of Medicine [LASUCOM], Adeyemi Olumide, on behalf of all the awardees thanked the Vice Chancellor and the management for the honour.
The climax of the event was the presentation of cheques to the students by the Vice Chancellor. A total of N4m was doled out to the deserving students with CGPA of 4.5 and above.