UNILAG 50th convocation: MFM General Overseer, Olukoya, others to get honourary doctorate degree


All arrangements are set for conferment of honourary docto-rate degrees to the General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Dr. Daniel Kolawole Olukoya by the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

This is part of the institution’s activities for the 50th convocation ceremony for the 2017/2018 graduates, holding from Monday, April 1 to Friday 5th, 2019, Nigerian NewsDirect gathered.

The varsity’s  Vice chancellor Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe disclosed this at the press conference to herald the convocation ceremony, adding that the founder, Zenith bank Mr. Jim Ovia CON and former federal commissioner for works and Housing Mr. Lateef Okunnu SAN also would receive the honorary degrees.

Professor Ogundipe stressed that this year’s convocation will witness a total of 12,811 graduating students who will receive their degrees, diplomas and certificate, saying that 7,406 graduating students will get their first degrees or diploma while 5,405 will receive their post graduates degrees.

Giving a break down, he said 271 graduating students bagged first class degrees out of which 56 were from the faculty of Engineering; 2,277 in the second class upper ; 3116 in the second class lower, 1, 197 in third class; 131 in pass while 414 in degrees or diploma that were not classified.

“In the post graduate category, we will be awarding 150 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.d) degrees; 4771 Masters degree and 484 postgraduate diplomas,” he added.

He disclosed the best graduating students were Ekeh, Ogechi Joedicta from the Faculty of Pharmacy; Oluwaseyi Adeniyi and Ogechi Daniel Chinaedum from the Faculty of Management Sciences who finished with a Cumulative Grade Point a Average CGPA of 4.96

Highlighting the programmes for each days, he said the ceremony will start with an exhibition which will centre around the convocation lecture titled: “Nigeria Rising: The Path to Posterity” which will be delivered by the vice President Professor Yemi Osibanjo.

“The graduation ceremonies will span three day starting from Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4. Just as we witnessed last year, this year’s graduation will run in two sessions for the three days: morning sessions will start 9am and afternoon sessions will start 1pm,” he said.

He, thereby congratulated the graduating students for braving the odds to complete their programmes.