71-year old graduates with UNILAG Ph.D.

 


By Nzei Joseph and Seyifunmi Soremekun

Felicia Marize, a 71-year old student of the University of Lagos, has set a new record,  emerging as the oldest in the history of the University to be awarded a Ph.D. degree.  

Mr. Marinze (Ph.D. French), from the Department of European Language and International Studies, emerged as one of the best graduating students from the institution's School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS). 

The announcement was made at the pre-convocation press conference by the University's Vice-chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe while outlining the activities for the soon to commence convocation for the 2018/2019 session. 

Ogundipe while commenting on the development, said Marinze "has just demonstrated to the world that age is never a barrier to attaining and height."

The vice-chancellor added that two graduating students, Olatunji Moruf from the Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Science, and Ekundayo Mesagan from the department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences would be awarded the overall best Ph.D. Thesis and best Ph.D. thesis in the Humanities respectively. 

The University will also be awarding honorary Post-Humous Emeritus Professorship award to Professor Ibidapo-Obe, a former Vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos. 

Amongst others who will also be receiving honorary awards are; Dr. Ameyo Stella, Lead Consultant Physician, and Endocrinologist; Biodun Shobanjo, Chief Executive Officer of Insight Communications Ltd.; Alhaji (Dr.) Mohammed Indimi OFR, Chairman of Oriental Energy Resources Ltd.; and Sir (Dr.) Kensington Adebutu, Founder of Keshington Adebukunola Adebutu Foundation (KAAF). 

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