A 24-year-old man, Michael Arowosegbe,son of a contract security man, has emerged the overall best graduating student of Lagos State University, Ojo.
This was revealed during the institution’s 20th convocation ceremony which took place on Wednesday, May 25.
Arowoshegbe, who obtained a First Class in Biochemistry, scored 4.86 Cumulative Grade Point Average to beat over 17, 000 candidates the university produced in the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 academic sessions.
Arowosegbe, during his valedictorian speech, shares how much his father has sacrificed for him and for the institution.
He said, “Many of my friends and colleagues never knew that he once worked as a contract staff, attached to the Campus Marshal. I witnessed a students’ protest while in 100 level, where he was stoned. I could not cry.
“As if that was not enough, another incident occurred on November 9, 2012, which changed his life to this day. He had an accident on a bike, while on duty on campus, where he hit his head and back against the university gate. He could not move any of his limbs initially.
“Some even thought that was the end of him, and that it might affect my academics because there was no succour from the appropriate authorities, But, glory be to God, he is recuperating and I am today a graduate.”
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, in his speech, urged the graduands to remain worthy ambassadors of the university.