It is fast becoming a culture for academic feats in foreign varsities to be broken by black students, especially those from our sister country, Nigerian.
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We brings you up to date with unbelievable academic records that were broken by students of Nigerian descent.
1. Stella Emelife Chinello
Stella Emelife Chinello shattered an academic record that had stood for the past 100 years at the University of Mysore (UoM), India after she emerged the best graduating postgraduate student, walking home with 20 gold medals and 5 cash prizes, according to ICIRNigeria.
In her statement at the varsity 99th convocation ceremony reacting to her feat, Stella told New Indian Express that:
"I devoted most of my time towards studies. I was either in the classroom or the library. The reason why I chose India, especially the UoM, for higher studies is because of its scope for academic excellence."
2. Ufot Ekongo
Mathematical genius Ufot Ekong broke a 50-year-old record of the Tokai University, Japan as he recorded the highest grades the university had ever seen and thus finished as the Best All-Rounder with a first-class in electrical engineering.
The Akwa Ibom indigene, Ventures Africa reports, also have two patents to his name owing to an electric car he had developed.
3. Dr Victor Olalusi
Dr Victor Olalusi is a genius with a track record of excellence from his formative education years and thus, his achievement of having 5.0 CGPA for 5 consecutive years at Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU), Moscow is another feather to his colourful cap.
His other notable academic feats back in Nigeria include; Best WAEC result Nigeria, 2004, Cowbell Award in 2006, Highest Post UME score at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) in 2006, OAU Medicine First Merit list in 2006.
4. Osarieme Omonuwa
Osarieme Omonuwa at 22 became the first black woman to bag the Reading University Chancellor’s Award in the 121-year-old history of the institution.
Aside from bagging a first-class at the UK varsity, the lady went home with other prizes as Student of the year, Best female graduating student, Council of Legal Education Star Prize and so forth.
5. Oluwatobi Olasunkanmi
Oluwatobi Olasunkanmi, the son of a former Minister of Youth Development in Nigeria, was the only black student in his graduating set and went on to win the William Charnley Prize for graduating with the best first-class in law at the University of Cambridge, UK.
Meanwhile, it was previously reported that a Nigerian woman had broken a record as she won a Canadian cooking contest.
She emerged winner of the Season 4 edition of the Great Canadian Baking Show.
The contest which started in 2017 has never been won by a Nigerian. Raufikat stated that she had entered the contest because of her family's encouragement and her desire to bake.
The Kwara indigene said she has been baking since 2008.
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