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Brilliant Nigerian man graduates as an Electrical Engineer with 4.98/5.00 first-class, emerges overall best-graduating student

A brilliant Nigerian man named Nelson Elijah Ifechukwu has bagged an Electrical Engineering degree at Covenant University, Nigeria with an outstanding first class honors of 4.98 over a possible 5.00 cumulative grade point.

Nelson also won the award as the overall best-graduating student of the eighteenth graduating set of Covenant University.

He won the award as the best-graduating student of the Department of Electrical Electronics Engineering, College of Engineering, and the overall best-graduating student of the university.

While in the university, Nelson maintained a straight A and scored just one B all through his time in the school. He scored the highest grade point out of the 1,175 students who graduated for the 2022/2023 academic session.

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Nelson was a member of the Enactus team, where he assisted the board in building sustainable projects for social impact and entrepreneurship. He was also a member of the technical crew.

Aside from his academic achievements, Nelson is a Robotics Engineer. He worked on different projects involving Artificial Intelligence (AI) which includes CamAI(a camera that harnesses the potential of AI and a Quadocopter.

He also developed an AI-powered chatbot called “OWÓ” with his team, the chatbox enables users to send money to a recipient’s account through social media messaging, specifically WhatsApp.

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He and his team presented the development at the Hackit Challenge by 3Line Card Management Limited and they were awarded the First Runner-Up of the Hackit Challenge, with a cash prize of one million naira.

Nelson is currently a research intern at the University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom.


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