The Lagos State University (LASU) had presented cheques totaling N4 million to its 160 outstanding students who made 4.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and above during the 2015/2016 academic session.
The institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, made the presentation to them out of its 15,000 students’ population on behalf of its management on Friday, at its Ojo campus.
Fagbohun said the institution gave N25,000 to each of the students to encourage healthy academic competition amongst its students.
He congratulated the beneficiaries for their success and urged them not to relent in their efforts.
“We are proud of you, but you must work harder to sustain the grade, do not relent in your efforts because you were celebrated today “.
The Vice-Chancellor, also urged the other students to work harder; “ to join the success train so that they will be rewarded also’’.
Dr Olufemi Obayori, Dean, Students Affairs, LASU, said the 160 students were rewarded because they distinguished themselves for excellence out of 15,000 students of the university.
Obayori, while challenging the students to work harder to retain their laurels, said they had been tested and found worthy.
“To the generality of students here, it is never too late to join the ranks of the chosen, it is possible, you can do it, now is the time to begin,” he said.
Miss Omoworare Oluwatobi, a 200-level medical student who made 4.95 CGPA, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), attributed her feat to God’s mercy and hard work.
“I will continue to pray and study harder to ensure that I graduate with a first class,” she said.
Shokunbi Abdulbasit, another 200-level medical student with 4.95 CGPA, said his ambition is to become the first student that would make first class in the College of Medicine on graduation.
He said this was a feat no one had ever achieved in the department, adding that he would continue to work hard to sustain the grade and make his dream come true.
Olaluwuyi Michael, a 400-level microbiology student with 4.51 CGPA, attributed his success to God and rigorous reading.
He added that he almost derailed in the first semester during his 100-level, but was brought back on track by a close friend.
Omowunmi Kazeem, a 200-level Sociology student with 4.90 CGPA, said her mother was her inspiration, adding that she intended to sustain the grade by studying harder to make her proud.
NAN reports that 35 out of the 160 students were from the College of Medicine, another 35 from the Faculty of Management Sciences, 32 from Faculty of Social Sciences and 34 from Faculty of Science .
NAN further reports that 13 students were from the Faculty of Education, nine from Faculty of Engineering and two from Faculty of Arts.