Brilliant Nigerian lady breaks 40 years LASU record, becomes first ever undergraduate student to obtain 5.0CGPA

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A brilliant Nigerian lady Aminat Yusuf has become the first undergraduate of Lagos State University (LASU) to get a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 5.0 in 40 years.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, announced this at a briefing on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, ahead of the varsity’s 26th convocation billed for June 21, 2023.

The VC said a total of 282 students bagged first class for the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 academic sessions respectively.

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Olatunji-Bello added that Yusuf, who is of the 2021/2022 academic session, will get a cash prize of N500,000 for her stellar academic record.

She also said Feyisayo Lopez, a graduate of physiology, topped the 2021/2022 academic session, with 4.91 CGPA.


“With the total of 282 first class graduating students in the two academic sessions, the university is, therefore, graduating her highest number of first class in her 40 years’ history,” she said.

“The breakdown of the first class graduates are as follows: 2020/2021 academic session, 148 graduates; 2021/2022 academic session, 128 graduates; and sandwich (2022 Modular Year), six graduates.

The total number of graduating students of 2020/ 2021 and 2021/ 2022 academic sessions is 10,183 students in diploma, first degree, postgraduate diploma, academic master’s degree, professional master’s degree, doctor of philosophy, and professional doctoral degree.

“I am also glad to announce that Yusuf Aminat Imoitesemeh, with a CGPA of 5.00 (First Class Honours) is LASU’s best-graduating student in history. I congratulate her, her family and the Faculty of Law on this laudable feat.”

The VC said the convocation will hold simultaneously alongside the 40th anniversary of the institution.

Last year, Adekunle Ogunkoya, a student of Religions and Peace Studies, also made history as the first master’s degree student of the institution to get 5.0 CGPA.

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Meanwhile, Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has congratulated Aminat Yusuf for breaking the LASU’s 40 years jinx.

Sanwo-Olu on Friday took to his official Twitter handle to heap plaudits on Yusuf while also congratulating her.

“In Lagos, we value hardwork, dedication and excellence,” the governor posted on Twitter.

“Congratulations to Aminat Yusuf, a law student at Lagos State University (LASU), for achieving a remarkable feat, being the first undergraduate in 40 years to obtain a CGPA of 5.0.

“This is truly commendable! Your dedication and hard work have paid off.

“I am also thrilled to hear about the outstanding academic achievements of 282 students who achieved first-class honours in the 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 sessions.

“As a state, we will continue to reward and support academic excellence,” Sanwo-Olu tweeted.

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