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UNILAG: Third Class Student Becomes Best PhD Graduate

Oluwaseyi Ajibade, a graduate of the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, gets the attention at the 50th  convocation ceremonies of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

Ajibade, 37, stood out from the crowd at the UNILAG 50th  when he was called repeatedly to the podium to receive numerous prizes and handshakes with the school’s vice chancellor, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe, pro-chancellor, Dr. Wale Babalakin and many more for being the best PhD graduate.

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13 years ago, Ajibade was an Engineering student at the Lagos State University where he graduated with a Third Class degeee from the school.

“I graduated with a Third Class degree from LASU. And that should be due to a number of factors which I may not be able to explain,” he said.

He won the overall best PhD Thesis prize in the Postgraduate School, and also in the field of Science and Engineering. He also received a cash prize from the institution’s alumni association and from the Postgraduate School, among others. Ajibade studied Metallurgical and Material Engineering and not mechanical engineering which he studied at undergraduate level.

He was, indeed, a cynosure at the event.

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