Miss Elizabeth Omotola Mejo of the Department of Mass Communication will lead 13 first class graduates at the Caleb University’s seventh convocation tomorrow (October 13).
Meja emerged the institution’s 2017 best graduating student with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.85.
The 14 first class graduands are among the 365 first degree holders that will take a bow at the institution’s main campus in Imota Ikorodu, Lagos.
Mr. Quadri Hammed, who had a CGPA of 4.91 in Masters in Architecture, led in the postgraduate category.
Giving the details during the pre-convocation briefing held at the university campus on Tuesday, the Vice Chancellor Prof Daniel Ayandiji, said 142 graduated with a Second class upper division, 162 had second class lower division and 47, third class.
In total, 44 students will graduate from the postgraduate school making a total of 407 graduands.
Ayandiji said the graduates called the “Emerald Class of 2017” were those that have been deemed fit to have satisfied the moral and academic qualifications necessary.
“It is a great job turning out these graduates as it is harvest time and we are particularly happy that it is now that the school is going through a lot of positive developments.
“Thirteen new programmes have been approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to be taken here and we are the first to start a degree course in Taxation which will take off on November 1, with the department headed by a past president of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CITN), Prof Teju Somirin”.
He said the institution chose to be proactive in shaping the education sector of the country by getting new courses that are relevant in the society.
The vice-chancellor also said the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and the wife of the former governor of Lagos State, Mrs Abimbola Fashola, will be inducted into the Caleb University Roll of honour.