The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has presented N10 million to Aminat Yusuf, a record-breaking graduating Law student at Lagos State University (LASU). Aminat Yusuf established a new standard by graduating with the greatest grade point average in the school’s history.
Sanwo-Olu awarded Yusuf with the money as a prize for obtaining a CGPA of 5.0 during the school’s 26th convocation ceremony on Thursday in the Ojo-Iyana Iba suburb of Lagos State.
Yusuf got a personal donation of N5 million from the governor of Lagos State, as well as another N5 million from the Lagos State government, after breaking a record that had stood at LASU for forty years.
Yusuf, who graduated with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5.0 from LASU’s Faculty of Law, was named the highest graduating student for the 2021/2022 academic session.
Her success was recognized by a Lagos monarch named Oba Sulaimon Adeshina Raji, Oniba of Iba Kingdom, who granted her N2 million and pledged to fully fund her through law school as a result of her success.
Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, Vice Chancellor of LASU, announced a week ago that Yusuf will receive a N500,000 monetary award for his achievement.
Mrs. Olatunji-Bello stated that the university would graduate 10,183 students, with 282 receiving First Class honors in their various majors.
While Ms. Yusuf is at the top of the list of first-class graduates for the 2021/2022 academic session, Feyisayo Lopez from the Department of Physiology in the College of Medicine emerged as the best student overall for the 2020/2021 academic session with a CGPA of 4.91.