Jubilation as 71-Year-Old Woman Sets New Record in UNILAG, Emerges Best PhD Graduate

Jubilation as 71-Year-Old Woman Sets New Record in UNILAG, Emerges Best PhD Graduate

  • One of Nigeria's leading universities, UNILAG, has set a new record with a 71-year-old woman emerged the best PhD student
  • The woman named Felicia Marinze will be the oldest to be awarded a PhD degree in the history of the university, according to the vice-chancellor, Prof Ogundipe
  • Mrs Marinze who studied French at the postgraduate level has the best PhD thesis among her peers

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Akoka, Lagos state - Felicia Marinze, a 71-year-old PhD student of the University of Lagos, has emerged as one of the best graduating students from the institution’s School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS).

The vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, announced this at a news conference on activities lined up for the institution’s 51st convocation on Wednesday, June 30, in Lagos, Premium Times reported.

Felicia Marinze: 71-Year-Old Woman Emerges Best PhD Graduate at UNILAG Convocation
Students leave the University of Lagos on November 21, 2012. Photo credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP
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According to Ogundipe, Mrs Marinze (PhD French), from the Department of European Languages and International Studies, will be the oldest to be awarded a PhD degree in the history of the university.

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He added that the 71-year-old, with the best PhD thesis, had just demonstrated to the world that age was never a barrier to attaining any height.

15,753 students graduating from UNILAG

Speaking further, Professor Ogundipe 15,753 students would be graduating from the university, with 281 of them in the first-class division, The Cable also reported.

Also, 7,754 students will be awarded first degrees and 7,999 Postgraduate degrees.

The vice-chancellor added that 160 Diplomas will also be awarded in Social Works and Human Kinetics.

Speaking further on activities lined up for the three-day event, Mr Ogundipe said that the convocation lecture would hold Monday, July 5.

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Nigerian lady graduates with perfect grade from US university

In another related news, a Nigerian lady recently took to social media to celebrate as she rounded off her master's programme in the United States in style.

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The Nigerian scholar identified as Fatima A. Akinola graduated with a perfect grade of 4.0/4.0 in mathematics from Marshall University, USA.

An elated Fatima, in a LinkedIn post, said it was her proudest achievement putting Nigeria in good light on the world map with her academic achievements.

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