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Young Nigerian engineer emerges best female graduating student, wins 11 scholarships, gets job in USA

A Young Nigerian female civil engineer has emerged as the first-ever best female graduating student of the University of Lagos’s (UNILAG) Faculty of Engineering after bagging a Cumulative Grade Point of 4.84 out of a possible 5.

The young lady known as Oluwaseyi Adewumi enrolled for her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, in 2015 and worked hard throughout the five years of her academic journey to emerge the best student in her faculty.

Celebrating her feat on Linkedin, Oluwaseyi revealed that her being the best graduating as the best student in her faculty means she has successfully broken a 59-year-old record of the institution which has always presented male graduating students.

“Breaking a 59-year record as I emerged as the First Female to graduate as BOTH the Best Graduating Student in Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Overall Best Female in the entire Faculty of Engineering from my department at the University of Lagos remains the humbling moment of my convocation from the University of Lagos,” she wrote on Linkedin.

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Revealing her academic feat further, she explained that between her first and last year in the university, she had won 11 scholarships and has added several awards to her name.

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Oluwaseyi also revealed that she co-organized the largest national tertiary design competition among many other feats she achieved at the university.

To cap it up while thanking God for her successes, Oluwaseyi stated that she has secured full employment at a leading consulting firm in the United States of America (USA) – Boston Consulting Group located in Massachusetts, and has been asked to resume immediately.

Celebrating her feat, the university’s alumni body congratulated her saying; “Not all heroes wear capes. Some simply wear UNILAG Convocation gowns!”

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