David Akanmu Emerges Overall Best Graduating Student At University Of Lagos (UNILAG) 54th Convocation Ceremony

David Akanmu has emerged as the overall Best Graduating Student at the 54th convocation ceremony of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

He graduated with a perfect Cumulative Grade Point Average, CGPA, of 5.0 in Civil Engineering.

He has been selected as a 2024 Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University in the United States of America (USA).

It was the third time a graduate of the university would be clinching the award.

UNILAG is the only African university among the 60 from where the 2024 cohort of 90 new scholars emerged.

According to the announcement, Akanmu is one of five Africans, the only one from an African-based tertiary institution, selected to join the 2024 cohort, which is the seventh and largest cohort since the inception of the award.

David Akanmu will be pursuing a Ph.D in Energy Science and Engineering at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability.

Knight-Hennessy Scholars is a multidisciplinary, multicultural graduate fellowship programme spanning all seven schools at Stanford University.

Knight-Hennessy scholars receive up to three years of financial support to pursue graduate studies at Stanford while engaging in experiences that prepare them to be visionary, courageous, and collaborative leaders who address complex challenges facing the world.

Scholars are selected based on their demonstration of independence of thought, purposeful leadership, and a civic mindset.

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