Omoshalewa Adenike Babalola, a Science Laboratory graduate has made history as the first to graduate with the maximum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0 at the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH).
Omoshalewa Adenike Babalola, the valedictorian at the 24th convocation ceremony of the polytechnic was presented with prizes at the event graced by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Ayangburen of Ikorodu Oba Kabiru Shotobi, Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and former Group Managing Director of Chams Plc Mr. Ademola Aladekomo, among others.
Ambode was represented by his deputy, Dr. Oluranti Adebule.
Sogunro said Omoshalewa is the first student to graduate with the maximum CGPA. The rector said the school would offer her a job after her National Youth Service.
Ambode urged the graduands to be innovative and practise the entrepreneurial skills acquired from the school.
“There is no gainsaying the fact that we are in a challenging time, especially the current unemployment rate. It is time to bring out your innovative and entrepreneurial skills. You must look and explore other options to engage yourselves.”
The Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) has graduated 8,519 students. Of the number, 263 graduated with distinction.
Omoshalewa Adenike Babalola, who spoke on behalf of other graduands, hailed the polytechnic staff for their guidance. She described her feat as unbelievable, saying: “I never had it so easy.”