Three Second Degree students of the University of Ibadan (UI) got automatic employment for their academic excellence at the citadel of learning.
The announcement was made by Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, at the grand finale of the 2019 convocation ceremony of the university held at the International Conference Centre, Ibadan on Monday.
The lucky brilliant students are two females and a male, as Osanyinlusi Mary, Owolabi Olayinka and Adekunle Adekola.
While Osanyinlusi of the Department of Animal Science graduated with an impressive 7.0 CGPA alongside Owolabi from the Department of Botany, Adekunle similarly graduated with a 6.9 CGPA.
Speaking further, the vice-chancellor noted that the employment of the trio is with immediate effect from Monday 18th November 2019 at their various departments.
With similar cases being reported annually among indigenous universities in Nigerians and in the diaspora, there is no gainsaying the fact that Nigerians might have a thing for the books.
In 2007, Elizabeth Orefuwa, the best graduating student of Lagos State University (LASU), came to be a student who had written the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) seven times before gaining admission into the institution.
A similar case also played out at the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) where Abdulwaheed Shitta, a student whose father’s death had robbed him of all hope, eventually emerged the overall best student at the 31st convocation ceremony.
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