Thursday, 23 March 2017

Meet LASU's best graduating student who wrote UTME 7 times



Remilekun Orefunwa, was on Wednesday declared the best-graduating student of the 2015/2016 academic session of the Lagos State University having finished with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.74.

The 29-year-old lady was declared the overall best-graduating student by the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, during the 21st convocation of the institution.

During her congratulatory speech, the Accounting Education graduate said that she sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination seven times before gaining admission to study at LASU. She attributed her feat to resilience and a desire to make her father proud.

“I almost gave up after writing the UTME for seven years in a bid to gain admission into the university without success. I also applied to the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, three times without success. But with encouragement from my dad and elder sister, I eventually gained admission to LASU in 2012 to study Accounting Education.

“My sister kept encouraging me and I started a professional career at the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria during the long wait for admission. I qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant in 2010. My advice to others is that they should never give up in the face of daunting challenges,” she said.

A total 36,489 students graduated with diploma as well as first and higher degrees during the convocation with 25 others emerging in the first class division.

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