- A Nigerian lady has been celebrated following her stellar academic feat as she rounded off her master's programme
- The young scholar who had broken a 42-year-old university record finished her US programme with a perfect grade
- She went on to give insight on what she would be doing next
A lady has taken to social media to celebrate as she rounded off her master's programme in the United States in style.
The Nigerian scholar identified as Fatima A. Akinola graduated with a perfect grade of 4.0/4.0 in mathematics from Marshall University, USA.
The first-class graduate revealed that next stop for her was to pursue her PhD in the University of Florida on a fully funded scholarship.
Her sister Aisha Janki Akinola in celebratory post on LinkedIn disclosed that stellar performances in academia are commonplace with Fatima.
According to Aisha, Fatima had in 2017 emerged the best graduating student from Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, breaking a 42-year-old record in the process as no female had achieved such feat.
Other amazing feats recorded by Fatima, as highlighted by her include:
"Secured a 100% scholarship at the Nigerian Turkish International College for her senior high school (2009 to 2012).
"Came first in Kano State (12th at National level) in Chemistry International Olympiad for senior high schools.
"Represented Sokoto State at several competitions including the at the National Cowbell Mathematics competition for junior high schools at Lagos in 2009 and the National junior Mathematics Olympiad in at Ibadan in 2009."
Social media users flooded her comment section with congratulatory messages and kind words.
Sheema Khan wrote:
"Love this. Is she thinking of Grad school? If yes - please make sure she aims high - Harvard, MIT, University of Chicago, Stanford, Princeton, Waterloo, etc."
Siggi B. remarked:
"Rejoicing for your entire family and especially you, Fatima! What a herculean accomplishment! The pride - you, your family and community must feel is cause for great celebration and gratefulness for such is not accomplished without the unwavering support of family and the extraordinary mind that God blessed you with!
"Now, use your stellar education to impact the community and world around you! Use your platform as both a role model and a display for His grace."
Yasmin Djendel reacted:
"Inspiring, brilliant! Well done to your sister Aisha.
"Give her my salam and a big hug."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a woman had broken a UK university record as she graduated with a first-class in law.
In a LinkedIn post, Asiyah shared a screenshot of the message she received from the chair of the exam board. She captioned the screenshot:
"I am thrilled and lost for words after receiving this email on Friday."