A brilliant Nigerian Lady named Semira Yesufu has won an award as the overall best graduating student of Benson Idahosa University, Nigeria after bagging a Computer Science degree with 4.97 over a possible 5.00 cumulative grade point.
Semira Yesufu obtained a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with an outstanding grade of distinction from Benson Idahosa University, Nigeria. Her impressive performance earned her the award of the best graduating student of the class of 2021 of the university.
Semira was the Best graduating student of the Faculty of Science and Department of Physical Science and the overall second-best student of Benson Idahosa University.
She shared her achievement of graduating with an outstanding grade of distinction on her LinkedIn. ”Best graduating student of faculty of science & department of physical science (computer science), Benson Idahosa University,” Semira said.
”Salutatorian of 2020/2021 class Benson Idahosa University with a CGPA of 4.97 / 5.00. Alhamdulillah,” she added.
Semira said in an interview with Edugist that she had always wanted to be a top graduate right from when she enrolled in the university. She stated that she started believing in herself and worked relentlessly towards her goal.
She said she created a list of the grades she wanted to score in each course from her first year to her final year which was filled with As. Semira added that the list became her source of motivation, my wall of ambition, serving as a constant reminder of what I was striving for.
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Semira mentioned that she faced some challenges, such as being bullied for her smartness and faith as a Muslim but she made sure not to allow it to bring her down.
She said while still a student, she interned at Setraco Limited as an IT technical support intern noting that the experience did not just enhance her technical skills but also provided insight into the corporate world, teaching her workplace ethics, professionalism, and real-world dynamics beyond the classroom.
Semira stated that the internship served as a launch pad for her career which led her to her first job as a remote social media strategist at Simplex Code, an edtech center in London.
She said she aspires to become a Product Design Lead at Google. She added that the aspiration has deep roots as Google’s products, from its renowned search engine to its educational certificate programs have played a pivotal role in shaping my personal and professional journey.
Semira said her plan is to build continuous growth and advancement in the product design field by gaining valuable experience and furthering her education which is crucial in shaping her long-term career goal.