"I Barely Get Money From Home": Meet OOU 2nd Best Graduating Student with 4.8 CGPA

"I Barely Get Money From Home": Meet OOU 2nd Best Graduating Student with 4.8 CGPA

  • OOU overall second best-graduating student, Kazeem Adebola Abdur-Rahmon, has narrated how he barely got financial assistance from home while studying
  • Kazeem, the best-graduating student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at OOU, disclosed that his parents were emotional about his success at the university
  • While urging those coming after him to learn from those doing better than them, Kazeem did not rule out the option of furthering his education outside the country

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Ago-Iwoye, Ogun - Kazeem Adebola Abdur-Rahmon, the second-best graduating student of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun state, has narrated his journey to academic success despite his financial challenges.

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Kazeem was the best graduating student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering with a 4.8 grade point.

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Kazeem Adebola Abdur-Rahmon was OOU's second best-graduating student. Photo Credit: Adebola
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In an interview with Legit.ng, Kazeem disclosed that his parents were "emotional" when he came out in shining colour, adding that he barely got financial assistance from home.

Kazeem: How I survived as an undergraduate in OOU

He said it was overwhelming to be the second overall best-graduating student among the over 11,000 students that the Ogun varsity convocated.

Kazeem said:

"I feel very good and excited about it because it has not been an easy journey. My parents were emotional, too, as they didn't even expect me to reach that level of excellence.
"The major challenges I faced were finances. I barely get money from home, not even any family member. I pay house rent and school fees myself. I also sponsor my feeding and all other things.

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"I overcame the challenges by not allowing my school activities to tamper with my business. Actually, I'm a social media manager and a Facebook & Instagram ads specialist."

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Kazeem disclosed that he looked forward to balancing his social media activities with his professional career, which is engineering.

He said:

"I look forward to furthering my education and also getting clients for my business. I want to efficiently manage my professional career in engineering and also balance it with my activities in the world of social media marketing."

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The newly graduated student then urged the current undergraduates to lower their pride and seek assistance from colleagues doing better than them.

He said:

"They shouldn't be carried away by the common slang 'school na scam' and also not feel pressured by anyone doing better than them. Instead, they should move closer to the person doing better than them and also focus on getting better than who they were yesterday."

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Regarding the 'japa' syndrome confronting the country, Kazeem did not rule out the option of leaving the country for Europe or America, adding, "I consider getting a fully funded scholarship and other opportunities abroad."

Igbokwe congratulates UNILAG's best PhD student

Legit.ng earlier reported that Ige Aminat Olawunmi, the overall best doctorate of Philosophy PhD student in Mathematics at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), continued to receive congratulatory messages from all.

Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the APC, congratulated the academic and gushed over the pictures of her and her family.

In the pictures, Amina, a lecturer at the Lagos State University (LASU), was dressed by her husband and daughters.

Source: Legit.ng

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