Sobowale Babatunde: 61-Year-Old Man Gets 4.84 CGPA from UNILAG, Emerges Best Graduating Student

Sobowale Babatunde: 61-Year-Old Man Gets 4.84 CGPA from UNILAG, Emerges Best Graduating Student

  • An elderly man, Sobowale Babatunde, has become the overall best-graduating student from UNILAG distance learning institute
  • The brilliant man got an inspiring 4.84 CGPA to achieve the feat many have not stopped talking about
  • The University of Lagos celebrated the man's achievement on X as they praised him with glowing adjectives

A 61-year-old Sobowale Babatunde, a University of Lagos Distance (UNILAG) Learning Institute graduate, has made history.

Sobowale graduated with a 4.84 CGPA and emerged as the best-graduating student as he rewrote the norms.

UNILAG sterling graduate/Graduating in old age.
Sobowale Babatunde posed for a photo in his graduation gown. Photo source: @unilagnigeria, University of Lagos
Source: Twitter

Overall best student from UNILAG Distance Learning

UNILAG described him as a "trailblazer who shattered stereotypes". According to the school's X handle, he is a Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management member.

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The first-class graduate also has a vibrant experience in public service. Many people have been celebrating him on social media.

See UNILAG's tweet below: compiled some of the reactions below:

@Hardeydunni said:

"Wow...I know this papa, his in my department biz admin. Congratulations sir."

@ItheMisfit_ said:

"@blaqdgrapher see your mate oooo."

@Mhiz_horlyday said:

"Wow, no dream is unachievable when you are intentional about it."

@lordbanz12 said:

"Baba no wan gree for anybody, congrats."

@DinebariB said:

"Many congratulations Sir. This is amazing."

@CallMeSmallie said:

"Wow! This is beautiful. Congratulations, Me Sobowale!"

@IAM_KCS said:


@TheBlackOla said:

"Congratulations sir but school is scam in Nigeria."

@Eshor_Jerry said:

"Congratulations sir; he didn't come to play."

@hey_toyin said:

"A legend and a trailblazer! Congratulations Sirrr."

@MDJo30940 said:

"Wow.... Fantastic, Great achievement!"

@Samtech112 said:

"I love the way best graduating students are been celebrated this will make the society a better place."

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Another 61-year-old bagged PhD

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Dr Mosunmola Kudirat Ariwoola was the perfect poster girl for the inspiring saying that one should never give up.

The sexagenerian recently bagged a PhD from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria (UNILORIN) and opened up, in an exclusive interview with, about how she achieved the towering feat against all odds.


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