Despite trying and failing to pass JAMB 7 whole times, a woman has emerged the best graduating student in the Lagos State University.
A woman identified as Remilekun Orefunwa, recently emerged the best graduating student of the 2015/2016 academic session in the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. The 29-year-old lady who is currently pregnant with her first child, graduated with a 4.74 CGPA, several years after she had attempted and failed to pass JAMB 7 times.
Speaking on her journey so far, Orefunwasaid:“I almost gave up after writing the UTME for seven years in a bid to gain admissioninto 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.”