- Solomon Ademola Tokunbo-Ishola graduated with first-class honours from the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
- Tokunbo-Ishola, who graduated in the 2021/2022 academic session said he sat and passed common entrance exams when he was in primary 3
- The first-class graduate said he wanted to study architecture but had to settle for Urban and Regional Planning because of his slow JAMB score
Tokunbo-Ishola graduated in the 2021/2022 academic session from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning with a CGPA of 4.6.
I passed commonn entrance in primary 3
Speaking with Nigerian Tribune, he said he sat and passed the common entrance examination in primary 3, but didn’t proceed to secondary school because he was too young.
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“I remember doing my common entrance in primary 3 just to test me and I passed, even if I didn’t proceed because I was too young.
“After exams, my parents would look through my answer sheets and report cards and grill me. This has helped me right from when I was little to be among the best.”
He explained that the University of Ilorin's ‘scholar money’ was a huge motivation and his first set of roommates — my cousins
He added his genuine interest and determination to do well academically also played a part in his success.
“As I mentioned earlier, the University of Ilorin ‘scholar money’ was a huge help. I believe that a good number of people who attend federal universities do not do so because they believe these institutions offer top-notch education, but they go because it is affordable. So, getting that kind of money, for me, was a huge help.
“Also, my first set of roommates in the university — my cousins — put me on the straight and narrow path. I also think that having a genuine interest and determination to do well also incredibly helped me.”
UI First-class graduate shares secrets to his academic performance
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a first-class graduate in Civil Engineering from the University of Ibadan (UI) Jubril Ojedele, has narrated how he was able to achieve such a remarkable academic feat.
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.
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.