- A young lady is in celebration mood as she recently finished school as the best graduating student in her department
- The accounting graduate also bagged a first-class degree in the process
- The brilliant lady achieved the feat at the age of 19
The hard work of a young lady has paid off in the long run as she finished her undergraduate studies with first-class honours.
Bilqees Lawal, celebrating the feat on LinkedIn, said she only became a first-class student in her final year as she had started off with a 3.92 GPA in her first year.
Things took a different turn for the 19-year-old as she began developing the growth mindset and the belief that her academic performance could be improved upon.
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The accounting graduate of Achievers University stated that she worked for it and was excited it has become a reality.
Her post read in part:
"I graduated at the age of 19 with a B.Sc in Accounting First Class Honours and as the Best Graduating Student in my department.
"This accomplishment is so dear to me because I only became a first class student in my final year.
"My life changed when I started having a growth mindset.
"The conviction that intelligence, ability and performance can be improved!
"The belief that God has given me the potentials to be whoever I want to be and it’s my responsibility to make it a reality by putting in the efforts.
"I started with a 3.92 GPA and ended with a 5.00 GPA, I worked for this and I’m so happy to see it all fall in place."
The Lagos state indigene told Legit.ng exclusively that the aim for her had always been to be the best version of herself.
The young lady, who is currently serving in Rivers state, said that her target after learning that first class was still attainable was to finish each semester with only A's.
"I’m just genuinely grateful to God for making it possible for me to actualize my goal.
"I’d like to say I didn’t put enough efforts in my initial years in the university. However the goal to graduate with a first class was what motivated me to discuss with my course advisor Mr. Mamidu.
"I met him to discuss if it was still possible to graduate with a first class considering that I was on second class upper division. We then proceeded to calculate how many A’s and how many B’s I needed to score before I make a first class.
"The realization that a first class was still attainable for me was the ultimate motivation. The fact that it was humanly possible was what led me to put in extra efforts.
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"Every semester I said to myself the goal is straight A’s although I had some B’s too."
Currently in the professional stage of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Bilqees - who has hopes of furthering her education on scholarship - said she is looking to work with any of the four big accounting firms in the country.
LinkedIn users flooded her comment section with good wishes and congratulatory messages.
Professor Bayo Adeloye said:
"Congratulations and well done, Bilqees! At which university did you attain this- I’m not sure you’ve given the details? Just being curious; nothing more and you might choose not to answer!"
Adewale Oja-Bello remarked:
"Continue to believe in God and in yourself , you will get there ! The key factor is just believe you will get there ."
Sobowale Morenikeji Victoria wrote:
"Inspiring! Congratulations dear."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a lady who had graduated with a first-class shared how she made it happen.
Speaking with Legit TV, the young lady identified as Eunice Nwenearizi said she had to put away unnecessary distractions and focus on her studies so she could achieve such a feat.
According to Eunice, in order to achieve the goal she set for herself during her undergraduate years, she ensured that she made friends with people of like minds.
Eunice said when she told her parents that she would be graduating with a first-class, her father encouraged her to double her efforts so her CGPA could be strong.