Mother of One Breaks 44-Year-Old Record in UNICAL, Emerges First-Ever 1st Class Graduate in Department

Mother of One Breaks 44-Year-Old Record in UNICAL, Emerges First-Ever 1st Class Graduate in Department

- A mother of one, Colette Ofiong Bassey, has done herself proud as she recorded a huge academic feat

- The Nigerian lady bagged a first class and broke a 44-year-old record in the process

- Colette who had written her exams while heavy with child gave all glory to God

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A Nigerian woman identified as Colette Ofiong Bassey has braved the odds and persevered to achieve academic success.

The lady, in celebration mood, took to her Instagram page to announce that she has bagged a first class honours degree from the department of linguistics and Nigerian languages, University of Calabar.

According to a release by the university which she shared on her Instagram, she broke a record that had stood since 1977.

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Mother of One Breaks 44-Year-Old Record in UNICAL, Emerges First Ever 1st Class in Department, Nigerians React
Nigerian lady breaks 44-year-old university record as she bags first class Photo Credit: Colly001
Source: Instagram

The mother of one while sharing a sheet that confirmed her degree recounted how she had written her exam while heavily pregnant

According to her, there was a certain day she had exams on Wednesday and put to bed on the following Saturday.

Bassey thanked her husband for giving her the needed push and serving as her support system just as she appreciated God for the feat.

Her Instagram post read in part:

"I remember finishing exams on a certain Wednesday and giving birth that Saturday. It was one hell of a ride but it ended in praise.
"After God, my gratitude goes to my husband who Pushed me hard and gave me great support. I have a great support system, the rest of family included.
"Thank you
"Thank You everyone. I’m super thankful for the show of love.
"It’s never too late to achieve excellence, you just have to start. Take the step, whatever it is.

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"The journey to greatness goes on.
"My name is Colette Offiong Bassey, First Class honors degree holder
"Linguistics and Communication Studies
"To God be the glory!"

Social media users took to her comment section to shower encomiums on her as they celebrated her success.

@marthaubaha reacted:

"Wow! The real beauty with brains. Congratulations."

@seal_vee_yaa said:

"I am proud of u darling... Soar higher."

@annyzhairfactory remarked:

"Wow....Big congratulations Ma."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian lady broke a 147-year-old record as she bagged a first class.

The young lady who graduated with first class from Howard University in the United States, was the head girl in her set while she was in Queens College secondary school.

It was gathered that she became the head girl in Queens College at the age of 14 years. She has now broken a record that was not broken for over 140 years.

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