Nigerian Lady Breaks University of Ibadan Record, Becomes Youngest Ever Matriculation Speaker

Nigerian Lady Breaks University of Ibadan Record, Becomes Youngest Ever Matriculation Speaker

- A Nigerian lady has shattered a long-standing record in the history of the University of Ibadan

- At the institution's just concluded matriculation ceremony, she was the speaker, making her the youngest ever

- For her, it was an experience that will never be forgotten for the rest of her life

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Boluwatife Ikwunne has set a new record in the history books of the University of Ibadan.

Taking to Linkedln platform, she announced that she was the youngest speaker ever in UI's history.

The elated Rhodes scholar-elect while describing the experience as one she will never forget in her life said she was full of gratitude for the opportunity given to her lecture on that grand stage of an institution she had studied in over 8 years ago.

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Nigerian Lady Breaks University of Ibadan Record, Becomes Youngest Ever Matriculation Speaker
Lady shatters University of Ibadan matriculation record Photo Credit: Linkedln/Boluwatife Ikwunne
Source: UGC

Boluwatife said she had got notified that she will be the 2021 matriculation ceremony speaker by the acting vice chancellor via a call.

She shared nice photos that highlighted how the event panned out, including ones she received an award plaque from the institution.

Her post read in part:

''When I got a call from the acting Vice Chancellor that I had been nominated to speak at the 2021 matriculation ceremony, to say I was stunned would be an understatement.
"I would be the youngest ever matriculation speaker in the history of the University of Ibadan.
"I knew that this was a huge responsibility, first to ensure that I did justice to the speech, communicating navigation keys to more than four thousand freshmen, and next to ensure that my performance would pave the way for this new tradition of younger generation matriculation speakers."

Congratulatory messages flooded her comment section as Linkedln users hailed her for the feat.

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Femi Awoyomi wrote:

"Congratulations Boluwatife Ikwunne. More of God's blessings as you shine brighter and brighter with more and more laurels in the future!"

Timileyin Olanipekun reacted:

"This is huge! You've worn the shoes and cloak of the elders, and it fits perfect and feels not only surreal but nice -- I guess (smiles) Congratulations Boluwatife Ikwunne!"

Jimmy Abia said:

"You're already a Dr. as I can see on your certificate. I would have thought the proper thing was Convocation. Congrats though for whichever."

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that a beautiful young lady celebrated for becoming the youngest medical doctor at 21.

Dr Thakgalo Thibela, who bagged a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, is one of the youngest medical doctors in South Africa.

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The South African lady who hails from Violetbank, a rural village in Bushbuckridge, in Mpumalanga said it has always been her dream to be a doctor.

Victor Duru is a journalist with more than three years of working experience in the media industry. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies from Imo State University, where he was a Students' Union Government Director of Information. Victor is a Human Interest Editor, Strategic Content Creator and a Google-certified Digital Marketer. Connect with him on Twitter @DuruCVictor2


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