19-year-old exceptional man hits 4.87 CGPA to emerge overall best-graduating student of Nigerian university

A 19-year-old exceptional man, Oluwagbemiga Akinseye has emerged as the overall best-graduating student of Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) Osun state, Nigeria.

Akinseye graduated from the Accounting department with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.87 out of a possible 5.00, he beats 30 other students who bagged First Class Honours in the institution.

This was disclosed by the Vice-chancellor of the university Prof. Olasebikan Fakolujo during the 13th convocation of the institution.

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Fakolujo explained that the graduating students cut across five colleges of the institutions, saying that a total number of 481 students graduated in the academic session.

He said out of the 481 students, 88 postgraduate students in 15 various fields of study graduated in the academic year.


According to him, 179 students bag Second Class Honours (Upper Division), 210 students are in the category of Second Class Honours ( Lower Division) while 59 students and three students are in the Third Class Honours category and Pass category respectively.

Speaking about his success story Akinseye said he had to put in his best to please his parents who sacrificed so much by paying much money as his school fees.

He said; “My initial motivation was fear. I went to public secondary school school before I gained admission to JABU where I started paying N500,000.00 and I decided to brace up so that I would not lose my parents’ money”.

Akinseye however, said he had plans to go further in his field of study to become a chartered accountant and aim to become a financial expert in the country.

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