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Brilliant Nigerian lady bags masters degree with 99% grade at Poland university, wins award as best student

A brilliant Nigerian lady named Damilola Akinbodunse has bagged a master’s degree with an outstanding 99% grade from the University of Opole, Poland (Uniwersytet Opolski) and was awarded the best-graduating student of her class.

Damilola Akinbodunse obtained her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Mathematics at the Federal University of Technology Akure in Nigeria before she relocated to Poland for her master’s degree.

Damilola earned her master’s degree in Financial Economics with an outstanding 4.90 grade point average at the University of Opole, Poland (Uniwersytet Opolski).

Talking about her achievements in an interview with FUTA BRO, Damilola said though she bagged her bachelors degree with a second-class lower grade, she is glad to have had her foundation.

 

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She mentioned that graduating with a low grade did not allow her to get a scholarship for her master’s degree.

However, she continued to apply, and fortunately, she received an acceptance from the University of Passau in Germany for a master’s program in Computational Mathematics.

Damilola said she had to take the classes online as it was the period of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak and was able to complete her first year online. She added that when she started her second year, she started applying to other university.

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She stated that with the help of her brother, she was admitted to the University of Opole, Poland to study Economics Concentration for Sustainable Development.

Damilola said when she started taking courses in Economics at the university, she fell in love with the course and then decided to let go of her ongoing degree in Computational Mathematics.

While studying, Damilola was also working with Credit Suisse, a global investment bank and financial service firm. She mentioned that juggling studies with work was not easy as she had to work extra hours because of missing lectures.

She mentioned that she hardly has free time stating that her weekends are for her school work, assignments, and preparing for exams. Damilola said she was excited to have achieved the feat of being the best-graduating student.

She said the journey made her less social because most alone time is spent reading, learning, wanting to be the best at what I do, and also trying as much as possible to take care proper care of herself but she is glad it was worth it.

Damilola offered her advice to undergraduate who may not be getting their desired results saying they should not lose hope, ask for help if needed, take a break when needed, learn as much as they can, discover their strengths, and develop from there. 

 

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