After nearly fives decades of existence, the University of Lagos on Monday launched its school anthem, just as it is set to graduate 13,489 students during its 51st convocation ceremonies.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe,while briefed the press in Akoka, Lagos, said finally having an anthem for the institution was a dream come through.
“I am glad to inform you that the University of Lagos Senate has approved a University of Lagos Anthem which portrays the mission, vision and core values of this great citadel of learning. The Anthem will be officially launched today as part of the pre-convocation activities, ” he said.
Ogundipe, also commended, members of the committee that worked on the project, acknowledging that the anthem would now be sung in all official activities in the school.
The Chairperson of the UNILAG Anthem Committee, Prof. Adejoke Oyewunmi, said the process of writing, composing and arriving at an anthem for the institution involved the entire university community.
She noted that two previous committees had worked on the project before her own committe was set up.
The VC, while giving a breakdown of those to graduate in the 2018/2019 season, said 7,198 students would bag first degrees, with 281 having First Class Division.