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Nigerian Breaks Record With a Highest CGPA in Russian University, Shares How She Did It

Cursory: A Nigerian student emerged as the best graduating student at the Rostov State Medical University in Russia. She has shared how she was able to achieve such a feat.

The valedictorian student, Somadina Igboanugo has shown us a blueprint that anything is attainable.

Somadina studied medicine at the Rostov State Medical University in Russia, where she broke the record as the first foreign student to graduate with a perfect CGPA of 5.0.

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This great feat termed her the valedictorian student of her set.

On her Twitter handle, she shared:

I’m now a graduate and a doctor, thank God. So I graduated from Rostov State Medical University in Russia with the highest GPA (5.0/5.0). I was equally the valedictorian for my graduation.

It was never easy but I persevered to the very end.”

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Furthermore, in an interview with TRIBUNE NEWSPAPER, Somadina said:

I did my secondary school at Godfirst International Secondary School in Abia State. In 2014, I graduated from secondary school with a WAEC result of six As and three B2s. I have been a bright student and always maintained the first position throughout my secondary school education. In 2015, I got an admission to study Medical Laboratory Science. Though I applied for Medicine and Surgery, I was not successful at that.

By 2016, I heard about the Federal Government Scholarship Board and I applied for it. I passed and was awarded a bilateral scholarship to travel to Russia to study Medicine and Surgery. I had to do the Russian language course for one year and after that, I resumed studying Medicine in September 2017. In June 2023, I graduated from Rostov State Medical University in Russia with first-class honours and a CGPA of 5.0. I was equally the valedictorian for graduation.

“In my school, foreign students have graduated with first-class honours but not with a CGPA of 5.0. I am the first foreign student to break that record.

She also shared what her schedule was like. In her words:

In medical school, during school periods, I study for 8-10 hours mostly. The reason I studied for long hours is because I’m a slow reader. I write notes when I’m studying, and I retain a lot of information when I write notes. Studying in the Russian language needs translations for words that I don’t know — so, sometimes, I would have to watch videos on YouTube that explain the topic that I was reading. I wasn’t working, so schooling was the only thing I was doing. Though I had my blog and YouTube channel, those didn’t take much of my time.”

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