Miss Ajia Motunrayo, a student in the Department of Petroleum Engineering, College of Engineering has emerged as the best student at the 2018/2019 convocation of Covenant University, Ota in Ogun State.
Motunrayo who made a Cumulative Grade Point Average( CGPA) of 5.0 was among the total of 215 students that graduated from the University with a first class.
The 14th convocation ceremony which took place within the University campus on Friday was performed by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Atayero.
1,580 students graduated for the academic session with Conferment of Honourary Doctorate Degrees, and Presentation of Prizes.
Of the graduating students, 215 made first class honours, 668 second class upper honours, 415 second class lower, nine in third class and 239 post-graduates.
Miss Motunrayo has set a new record after beating Master Winner Deji-Folutile who graduated from the Department of Architecture with a CGPA of 4.97 in 2016.
The Vice-Chancellor in his address noted that education was a powerful weapon which can be used to change the world and achieve sustainable economic growth, especially, on the African continent.
Also speaking, the Chancellor of the Institution, Dr David Oyedepo, said that there was the need for Nigeria and other African countries to properly fund education so as to achieve meaningful development.
“Until one is transformed through education, he or she cannot transform his environment, society or nation, ” he said.