“He Won 3 Awards”: LASU’s First-Class Graduate Emerges as Overall Best Student In ICAN Examination

Dec 13, 2023 | Uncategorized

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  • A Lagos State University (LASU) first-class graduate, Marcus Oreoluwa Akinmade, has emerged as the best overall candidate in ICAN examination
  • Akinmade was presented with three awards for his uncommon feat by the ICAN president, Dr. Innocent Okwuosa.
  • The 2020/2021 first-class graduate of Accounting cleared all five papers in one sitting, scoring the overall average highest among all the candidates

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering basic and tertiary education in Nigeria and worldwide

Ojo, Lagos state – A first-class graduate of Accounting from Lagos State University (LASU), has brought smiles and pride to the institution as he emerged as the Overall Best Qualifying Candidate at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) May 2023 Diet Examination.

Akinmade was the cynosure of all eyes at the just concluded 72nd Induction Ceremony of the Institute after clearing all five (5) papers in one sitting, scoring the overall average highest among all the candidates that took the professional examinations.

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LASU first class graduate emerges as overall best student in ICAN examination
LASU first class graduate wins 3 awards as he emerged as overall best student in ICAN examination
Photo Credit: Lagos State University, Info. Official Page
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This was disclosed via LASU’s Facebook page on Tuesday, December 12.

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Akinmade received three awards:

  • The ICAN Merit Prize for First Overall Professional Level
  • The Akintola Williams Deloitte and Touche Prize for Best Qualifying Candidate in a Diet
  • The Comfort Olujumoke Eyitayo Prize for Best Qualifying Male Candidate in a Diet

It was gathered that Akinmade graduated with First Class Honours with a CGPA of 4.76 in the 2020/2021 Academic Session.

LASU Vice-Chancellor, Professor. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, congratulated Akinmade for his uncommon feat.

Olatunji-Bello noted that the University was proud of his remarkable academic excellence.

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Jameswilliams graduated with a 4.95 CGPA to emerge as the Best Graduating Student in the Department of Economics. He was also the overall Best Graduating Student (First Runner-Up) and Best Graduating Student in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

In an exclusive chat with Legit.ng, he explained that he decided to give his academic journey his best shot because he wanted to justify the privilege and resources invested in him rather than be a traitor.

CU first-class graduate repeats dad’s academic feat 25 years after

A first-class graduate of Mass Communication from Crawford University, Ogun State, Eniola Oluwagunna, brought smiles to the faces of her parents as she repeated her father’s academic feat 25 years after he graduated.

Eniola graduated with a cumulative grade point average of 4.91 to emerge as the best-graduating student with seven awards.

In November 1998, Eniola’s father graduated with the same CGPA from the University of Benin (UNIBEN) Edo state.

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