CURSORY : Augustine Peter Kolawole a first class graduate of the department of management from the University of Nigeria Nsukka shares his record breaking success story.
A UNN Graduate Augustine Peter Kolawole has defiled all odds and achieved what seemed to be impossible to others due to his determination and hardwork.
He graduated from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) with a first-class honor in management with a CGPA of 4.87 breaking a record of 62 years.
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During his Post utme exam, he had a very low score, and he came from an educationally less developed state. His journey to academic excellence was a tough one.
After Completing his ND at Rufus Giwa polytechnic, he applied for admission in UNN in 2018. In his first year, he had a CGPA of 4.84 out of 5.0, and that motivated him to work harder, in addition to resilience, grace and hard work although he faces many challenges he was able to achieve success.
In his second year in school, although his courses were getting more difficult he maintained the same score. When he was in his final year, he learned that a former student of the school set the department’s record 62 years ago, with a CGPA of 4.85 he was then inspired to surpass the score.
He put in extra effort in his final year and studied like he never did, which led to him having all As in his final year result. He was able to achieve it because he believed in himself.
According to Kolawole, he was happy to complete his degree with a first class:
“I felt happy to be a graduate irrespective of my being the 4th best graduating student from UNN, I see First Class as a means to an end, not an end itself.
”My plans for the future: I would like to remain in academia and be passive in the industry.”
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