A brilliant Nigerian lady named Aisha Ketso has made history as the first female first-class graduate of the Department of Sociology at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) University, Nigeria after bagging a sociology degree with a 4.81/5.00 cumulative grade point.
Aisha Ketso bagged a Sociology degree from Ibrahim Badamasi University with an outstanding 4.81/5.00 cumulative grade point. Her performance made her the first female first-class graduate, the second first-class graduate, and also the best-graduating student of the Department of Sociology.
Speaking about her achievement, Aisha described it as the result of the commitment and focus she put into her studies.
”I am happy. It meant a lot to me and my family. I was able to utilise the knowledge impacted in me. This achievement meant that well-defined commitment, focus and persistence are tripods for self-actualisation,” she said.
Aisha said she had always had passion for a legal career and wanted to study law at the university but came in contact with Sociology during her IJMB (Interim Joint Matriculation Board Examination) program. She added it was after then she developed an interest in the course.
She said though Sociology is a very broad course and has its own difficult angles, she never saw herself graduating with a grade less than first-class honors because she put a lot of effort into it.
”I do not know how I would feel. I had never for once thought about this. I was so sure I would graduate with the grade I graduated with. I believe I earned it because I worked hard for it and had good mentoring,” she said.
Aisha mentioned that her relationship with her colleagues helped to improve her understanding of human relations and this influenced and motivated her into graduating with a good grade.
Asides from being an exceptional student, Aisha stated that she also engaged in religious and cultural activities, was a member of a book club, and attended some social events together with engaging in weekend fitness activities.
Aisha also won several awards for her outstanding performance. She stated that the awards are five in total from notable organizations in the university.
She was awarded the Hardworking Student of the Year for the Department of Sociology, Best Student of the Year in the Department of Sociology, Overall best-graduating Student in Sociology for her faculty, Best Student of the Year for the Student Union Government award, Best-graduating Student and Best Department Student Award by the Department of Sociology.
Aisha said her career goal is to be a participant in the continuous positive development of education in the world at large. She added that she will use her ability to expand education into more local and global professional skills.
She expressed her gratitude to her parents and family for giving her the opportunity of educational rights and privileges. She also thanked her lecturers who impacted knowledge in her and her colleagues who motivated her.
Aisha advised students to keep in mind that their primary aim in school is to do better and excel in their academics. She also added that they should do away with anything that contradicts their societal values and moral codes of behavior.