- A young man, Abanda Alex, has bagged an award from Federal University Lokoja as the best graduating student for finishing with a first-class
- The fresh graduate of the department of biology emerged as the only first-class student in his graduating class
- Reacting to his feat, Alex described the journey as stressful and discouraging with the grace of God his only 'stimulating strength'
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A young Nigerian man Abanda Alex has taken to social media to celebrate graduating from the Federal University Lokoja with a first-class degree.
In a LinkedIn post, the biology graduate stated that he was honoured with an award at their convocation ceremony as the best graduating student.
He described the journey on the road to first-class as discouraging
Sharing a photo of the convocation paper confirming his academic achievement, Alex said it had been a stressful and discouraging 5 years at the university, stressing that God's grace was his stimulating strength.
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In his words:
"It has being a stressful, discouragingly rough terrain all through the last four years with a sprinkling one year due to COVID-19 for me but Abba's Grace was the stimulating strength in achieving this academic excellence. Never forgetful of my Parents' diligent all-around aids; May they live long!"
He explained that his 4-year programme became 5 years thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic.
A look at the programme paper Alex shared showed he emerged as the only first-class graduate in his department.
Netizens celebrate him
Oyetola Ogunkunle remarked:
"Congratulations. Best of luck."
Olamide Akinyele said:
"Why can't you look into ERASMUS+ scholarship. Perhaps you could find consortia with projects that align with your interest.
Abaayakanoipo Clement opined:
"Congratulations brother. May you be great in your next move! "
Solomon Okon reacted:
"Congratulations and best wishes in all your future endeavours."
Young lady breaks 19-year-old LAUTECH record
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that a young lady had broken a 19-year-old LAUTECH record after bagging a first-class.
Taking to her LinkedIn page, the lady said that she never wanted to study biochemistry. Her initial plan was to read medicine and hoped to one day be addressed as a doctor.
The lady stated that no one had ever graduated from the department with a first class degree. When her 100 and 200 level results came out, she was motivated to strive harder.
In her 300 level, her CGPA dropped to 4.449/550. While in her year four, the grade shot up to 4.51/5.0 and the hope of getting a first-class was restored.
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