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Brilliant Nigerian Lady bags Masters degree in UK university with 100% distinction, set to earn PhD in US

A exceptional Nigerian Lady named Mercy Ojetunde has graduated from the University of the West of Scotland in the United Kingdom with 100% distinction in her Master’s degree program.

Mercy Ojetunde won the United Kingdom’s Commonwealth Shared Scholarship revealed that she earned her Master’s degree in Biotechnology from the University of the West of Scotland with a 100% grade have scored 180 out of the 180 available points.

The United Kingdom Commonwealth Shared Scholarship is a yearly award funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to allow international students to enrol for their Master’s degree in any university in the United Kingdom at no cost.

Application for the 2023 version of this scholarship is expected to commence next month (November 2022), join our WhatsApp group HERE so that we can remind you of its availability whenever it opens. Mercy narrated how her journey to bag two scholarships went.

“I am delighted to announce that I have completed my Masters’s degree in Biotechnology at the University of the West of Scotland, and the final grades have been released. By the grace of God, I finished with a Distinction with 180/180 points earned,” Mercy wrote on LinkedIn.

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Scholarship Region earlier reported that Mercy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, having secured an outstanding first-class grade (4.75 out 5.00) from Osun State University, South-West, Nigeria.

She started exploring MSc/PhD opportunities abroad as a result of her determination to study for her Master’s and Doctorate (PhD) abroad with sponsorship from international organisations.


Mercy who had taken her education to the next level revealed earlier that she had secured another scholarship to earn her PhD at West Virginia University in the United States.

West Virginia University awarded her a Fully Funded PhD scholarship in Biomedical Sciences (Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis Program) and also gave her a graduate research assistantship position.

Celebrating her Master’s completion, Mercy thanked God, the Commonwealth Scholarship and everyone who contributed to her success. “I also want to use this medium to appreciate the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office for the sponsorship and opportunity to study in the UK. It was a great time to learn a lot and experience the abroad teaching and learning style,” she said.

“Nothing is holding me back; I will keep moving. Your dreams are valid. Trust the process; you will get there,” she added.

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