How I Divorced, Remarried During My Programme, UNILAG Best PhD Thesis Award Winner Shares Details

How I Divorced, Remarried During My Programme, UNILAG Best PhD Thesis Award Winner Shares Details

  • A lecturer has achieved a great feat at the University of Lagos during its 54th convocation ceremony
  • Dr. Ige Aminat Olawunmi, a lecturer at LASU emerged as the overall best student at UNILAG
  • She bagged the best doctorate of Philosophy Ph.D student in Mathematics, at the prestigious institution journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Congratulations have continued to pour in for Dr. Ige Aminat Olawunmi, who emerged as the University of Lagos (UNILAG’s) overall best doctorate of Philosophy Ph.D student in Mathematics.

UNILAG, LASU, Dr. Ige Aminat Olawunmi, Sanwo-Olu
Dr. Ige Aminat Olawunmi has shared details about her inspiring journey from divorce to academic excellence. Photo credit: @thedemola_, @Yoruba2theworld
Source: Twitter

She has revealed how she experienced marital turbulence while pursuing her academic dreams.

Ige, a lecturer at the Lagos State University (LASU) who was the cynosure of eyes during the 54th convocation ceremony held, on Thursday, January 18, disclosed how she suffered divorce and remarried during her academic voyage, Daily Trust reported.

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“On this Phd program, I got divorce, suffered depression, two armed robbery attacks, surgeries and several bouts of malaria. However, for every step backwards, I took three forwards recovery,” she said.

The awardee narrated her ordeal, adding that she battled health challenges, but survived all during her pursuit of her Ph.D program, thanking her supervisors for their support.

However, she urged the federal government and state governments to support the education sector, calling for the proper welfare of university lecturers.

UNILAG celebrates best graduating student with 5.0 CGPA

Earlier, reported that UNILAG, Akoka, is celebrating its overall best-graduating student, David Oluwatomiwa Akanmu.

UNILAG described Akanmu as a “handsome young graduate with a perfect figure”.

The university stated this via its X page (formerly known as Twitter) @UnilagNigeria.

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Professor's son emerges UNILAG's overall best student earlier reported that Professor Folasade Ogunsola, the vice chancellor of UNILAG, disclosed at the pre-convocation briefing that David emerged as the overall best for the 2021/2023 academic session.

According to Professor Ogunsola, the university produced 340 First Class graduates. A further breakdown shows that 97 of the first-class graduates came from the Faculty of Management Sciences, and 57 and 47 from the Faculty of Science, with 57 and the Faculty of Engineering, respectively.


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