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Young Nigerian man bags Chemical Engineering with first class after studying for 7 years, graduates with 4.78/5.00CGPA

A young Nigerian man Tomiwa Adekogbe has bagged a Chemical Engineering degree with a 4.78 over 5.00 first-class grade after studying for 7 years straight. 

Tomiwa obtained her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering degree with a 4.78 over a possible 5.00 cumulative grade point average first-class grade at the University of Lagos,Nigeria. 

Celebrating his success on LinkedIn, he said his  worst experience as an undergraduate was arriving in the laboratory for his Physics practical exams and having his calculator stop working.

He said that despite facing challenges, he is glad to have graduated honorably. ”But after 7 years of battle, 179/172 course units, and a series of fortunate events, “I alone emerged as the honored one,” he said.

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Tomiwa said his academic  story is one of divine blessing, consistency, and impact which would not have been possible without the scholarship awards he won from Sasol, NNPC Limited/Chevron, AGBAMI and the University of Lagos Endowment Fund.

He said these awards made finance a secondary concern and allowed him to focus on evolving into the best version of himself.  Tomiwa said one of his most notable achievements was being able to help people.

His assistance ranged from one on one sessions to general tutorials and removing obstacles that helped his peers complete their final year projects. While a student, he took on machine learning and technical writing as side jobs and worked with tech organisations in the roles.


Tomiwa said he interned at a research lab and at Egbin Power PLC, was the top scoring student in over 10 courses, including faculty, inter-faculty, and departmental courses which two of them were nigh perfect scores of 99/100 and 98/100.

He led the Shell Eco-Marathon Team in the university to win the 2020 Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon award with a financial reward of 2500 Euros and won the Microsoft GOL Season II as a member of TeamBloom.

Tomiwa also was a 2020 Millennium Campus Network (MCN) Fellow. He stated that as a fellow, his project was focused on cultivating innovation through the Nigerian Society Of Chemical Engineers (UNILAG Chapter) Innovation Hub 2.0.

He mentioned that he was the lead Python and ML Tutor for the Google Developer Student Club in the university, he co-led the Nithub AI Research team, and was Vice President Research of The Energy Club, University of Lagos.

He was also the Vice President of the Nigerian Society Of Chemical Engineers of the university, the inaugural Vice President of the  American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the university chapter and the Student Liaison Officer of American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Tomiwa expressed his gratitude to everyone who helped him play a role in the success of all the teams and organizations he was part of.

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