Odubola Israel Damilola and Arowosegbe Michael Aderibigbe are the best graduating students of the Lagos State University for the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 academic sessions.

The former with Cumulate Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.60 is of the Department of Economics and his counterpart of the Biochemistry Department with 4.68 CGPA.

Aderibigbe was yesterday the cynosure of all eyes because of his grass-to-grace testimony.

  His valedictory speech  moved the large crowd of guests to tears.

Aderibigbe’s father was a member of contract staff of LASU security unit, popularly tagged ‘Campus Marshall’.  He is a computer.

Unfortunately, the elder  Aderibigbe was involved in an accident on campus, which made him almost bedridden.

Aderibigbe revealed how he kept his father’s identity for fear of being attacked.

“My dad had been here for about five years before I secured admission, but I could not tell my friends because I was afraid of being attacked. So I kept it a secret.

“I witnessed a protest  in 100 Level, where my father was stoned. I could not cry.”

He recounted how his choice of LASU was accidental, having failed a couple of times to clinch admission to study Medicine and Surgery at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).

His superb 287 Post-UTME score could not guarantee him a space in OAU.

But his persistent father urged him to settle for LASU, which he initially chose as second choice.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof Olanrewaju Fagbohun, thanked Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for stepping up the infrastructural pace of the institution.

He admonished the graduands to behave with honour, adding that they are still a part of their alma mater.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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