- 25-year-old, Jubril Ojedele, has graduated with first-class honours in Civil Engineering from the University of Ibadan (UI)
- Ojedele had also bagged a distinction in ordinary national diploma from a polytechnic in 2014 before gaining admission to UI
- He disclosed that he read ahead of others and teaching his classmates contributed to his academic success
The 25-year-old said he read for hours because he needed to read ahead of others, so he could assist some of his struggling colleagues.
The Oyo state indigene stated this during an interview with The Punch.
Speaking on how he was able to achieve the first-class honours, Ojedele said:
“After praying rigorously for success, I focused on consistent effort, effective study techniques, seeking help when needed and maintaining a balanced lifestyle. I also maintained a positive mindset and reflected on my performance.
“Mostly, I strived to teach others when they came knocking for help. It helped me achieve so much with perfection. These strategies contributed to my success and can serve as valuable lessons for other students striving for academic excellence.”
He further stated that he had an ordinary national diploma from a polytechnic in 2014 before gaining admission to UI.
Ojedele said he finished with a distinction in his previous school, and was also the best graduating student in his department.
He disclosed that he got 12 awards for his as an undergraduate and for bagging a first-class degree.
"I had about 12 awards and recognitions to my name while in the university.
“Started university at 14”: Nigerian girl, 18, graduates with 4.84 CGPA
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a young girl identified as @blosomtechsiast on Twitter impressed netizens after sharing her academic achievement.
According to her post, she emerged as the best-graduating student in the Software Engineering department of her school, with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.84 out of 5.
Despite the odds and uncertainties, Blossom was able to achieve this feat at the young age of 18.
List of Nigerians Who Have Graduated with Perfect CGPA Of 5.0
Aminat Yusuf, a law student at Lagos State University, Ojo, smashed a 40-year-old record of the institution when she graduated with a perfect Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5.0.
Yusuf became the first graduate from LASU to pull off such a great feat and a reminder that some Nigerians have achieved the same remarkable feat in the past.