- A first-class graduate of the University of Lagos has said he almost gave up his ambition of graduating tops from his class because of challenges
- Oluwapelumi Oluyide who studied Business Administration said he spent a total of 5 years in the school instead of 4 due to the pandemic
- As soon as the University of Lagos finished its recent convocation, Oluyide took to social media to share the story of how he made a CPGA of 4.57/5.00
A Nigerian graduate who made first-class at the University of Lagos has said he almost gave up the ambition of becoming a grade A student. Oluwapelumi Oluyide said he faced initial challenges when he started in the school and wanted to make a first-class.
Prior to his success story, Oluwapelumi said he was putting so much effort into his studies at the school but still recorded marks that wouldn't really give him a first-class.
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He wrote on LinkedIn where he told his story:
"Yesterday on the 19th of January 2022, I graduated from the University of Lagos with a first class degree in Business Administration. This really thrilling and exciting Academic Journey started 2016 and I spent 5 years in the university for a 4-year course as a result of the pandemic."
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The pandemic gave me time to restrategize
Going further, Oluwapelumi said the period he stayed at home during the COVID-19 Pandemic was well utilized. He said he used the period to go back to the drawing board. His words:
"Prior to the pandemic, I almost gave up because I was putting a lot of effort and I still fell below 4.5. However, the pandemic gave me a chance to restrategize and eventually through the help of God and Hard Work I was able to pull through."
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Messages of congratulations
When Oluwapelumi shared his success story on LinkedIn, many of his friends and followers congratulated him on his feat. A comment by Sunday Daramola, congratulated him, saying it is the beginning of many more goodies to come:
"Congratulations!!! Surely it's the beginning of many awesome milestones for you."
Blessing Emmanuel also wrote in the comment section:
"Congratulations my Friend…Cheers to greater achievements"
Oreoluwa Oluwaserantimi asked him to keep the light on:
"Congratulations boss! Keep winning."
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The student named Otoko Steven Edwards also broke a record that was 41 years old. According to the story, since the establishment of the department of mathematics in the school, no one has graduated with a first-class.
Otoko's feat attracted so much praise for him because he made a perfect CGPA of 5.0.