I Almost Gave Up: Unilag First-Class Graduate Celebrates His Success in Grand Style

I Almost Gave Up: Unilag First-Class Graduate Celebrates His Success in Grand Style

  • 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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Oluwapelumi Oluyide bags first class at the recent University of Lagos Convocation
Oluwapelumi Oluyide said he almost gave up his ambition. Photo credit: LinkedIn/Oluwapelumi Oluyide
Source: UGC

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."

Nigerian bags first-class breaks 41-year-old record in Rivers State

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that another Nigerian bagged a first-class from the Rivers State University Port Harcourt.

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.

Source: Legit.ng

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