- Michael Obinna Okpara has been celebrated by the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) for completing his master's programme with a distinction
- Okpara, who is an alumnus of FUTA, was the best graduating student of the institution situated in Ondo state
- FUTA, which made the disclosure on its official website, says Okpara showed that his first class in FUTA was no fluke
The Federal University of Technology Akure has celebrated its alumnus for defending his first degree obtained at the institution by completing his master's programme with a distinction at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.
Okpara, who finished with a first class at FUTA, was the best graduating student at the institution situated in Ondo state.
FUTA said: "He made a first class and after the national service and a stint as a graduate assistant he proceeded to University of Cape Town, South Africa for his master’s programme. And in the course of the programme he showed that his first class in FUTA was no fluke.
"He defended the integrity of FUTA certificate and graduates coming out of the MSc programme with distinction."
The brilliant student, who delivered the valedictory speech for the 25th and 26th combined convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology Akure in 2014 said he promised his parents that the best of his achievements were yet to come.
He added: "From that moment till now, I have won five (5) postgraduate bursary/scholarships among which I had to decline two (2) as they cannot be held concurrently.
"In 2017, I got an offer to study towards a master’s degree at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa under the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.
"I passed my MSc (Med) degree in Medical Biochemistry by dissertation with distinction at UCT in 2019 under the supervision of Prof Virna D Leaner and co-supervision of Dr Pauline van der Watt."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a young Nigerian lady identified as Aarinola Olaiya Blessing reaped the fruit of her years of labour after years of studying at the university.
The lady graduated with flying colours and was celebrated by many people.
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