- A brilliant Nigerian man, Okeke Solomon Ekene, who travelled to Russia to study, got 5.0 CGPA from Peoples' Friendship University of Russia
- The Nigerian man said he had more honours from the university because of his performance as their best student
- Okeke posed in happiness as he smiled while showcasing his academic achievements in photos sent to Legit.ng
A Nigerian man, Okeke Solomon Ekene, from Anambra state, has made the country proud academically in faraway Russia.
In an exclusive message sent to Legit.ng, the man said he had his second degree in environmental management from the Faculty of Environmental Engineering, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN).
Okeke emerged best student
The man revealed that he had a 5.0 CGPA in 2023 and emerged as the best graduating student at RUDN. His perfect CGPA also came with an additional honour. He said:
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"I also graduated with a Red diplom (honorary degree) due to my perfect CGPA (5.0). I also won a golden diploma (holder of the 1st degree of the competition for the best Dissertation)."
Best graduating student celebrates
Photos he sent to Legit.ng showed him in his graduation gown as he posed with some white people.
In one of the snaps, he held his certificates and displayed all his honours. His face was bright with smiles.
Nigerian men who excelled academically abroad
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Twitter user shared his happiness after making a first class from the University of Hertfordshire, UK.
In a tweet on Friday, December 9, 2022, Ibukun Mofesola made it known that he had previously bagged a 3rd class degree from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Ten years after bagging the degree in OAU in 2012, Ibukun is now a first-class degree holder from a foreign university.
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Similarly, a Nigerian man, Bolaji, who travelled abroad for his masters, made a video interview and spoke about his achievement going to the University of Toronto.
Speaking in a short TikTok video shared by @canadianincome, he revealed that he studied civil engineering at the master's level with a focus on the environment. When asked if going to school abroad was worth it, the man said "absolutely", as he got in through a scholarship and did not have to pay off any student debt.