Ogunsanya Fuhad Adetoro who studied Business Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences at the Lagos State University (LASU) has emerged the best graduating student in the 2016/2017 academic session with a CGPA of 4.78 at the convocation ceremony held at the Auditorium Complex of the University in Ojo.
While delivering his valedictory speech, Ogunsanya Fuhad Adetoro had said his academic pursuit was almost frustrated by a health challenge – cataract, which affected his eyes.
According to Ogunsanya Fuhad Adetoro:
“My Parents helped me to seek medical help but the first operation I had was not successful.
When my first WAEC and NECO came out, it was dotted with F9s, so I left home and went to stay with my uncle and his wife.
My uncle and his wife also helped me to seek medical treatment at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan and the operation was successful.”
The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode at Lagos State University’s 22nd Convocation ceremony, adopted Ogunsanya Fuhad Adetoro and also granted him scholarship and ₦5million cash reward.
The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode while responding to the student’s request to study abroad for his master’s programme, said:
“In response to the best graduating student’s request, Lagos State Government does not generally give scholarship anymore but only bursary. So, I adopt him.
His story is too compelling and it reflects on my own story. So, any university he wants to go, I will do it personally; I will be responsible.
In addition to that, because he is the best graduating student, I [give] him ₦5million.”
Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, therefore, said university convocations deserved necessary attentions as the future of any nation can only be guaranteed when the youths, who form the majority of the population are educated enough to contribute to the economy.