Comfort Ekaette Inyang, the best graduating student of Babcock
University, Ilishan, Ogun State, is a wise virgin. The 21- year -old
Computer Science graduate topped the 2015/2016 session, finishing in
First Class division with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of
the best student right from her first day in the university and was
never distracted by frivolities. “I was very focused, never had a
boyfriend on campus but had close friends who supported me. I was
actively involved in school activities. I had a timetable and I adhered
strictly to it”.
smiled home with four academic awards, including the Vice Chancellor’s
prize for the best graduating student. She said the university had
shaped her life positively, paving her successful career path.
but also showed me that it is possible to excel in every aspect of my
life without compromising my dream and aspirations. This institution
also opened my eyes to the challenges that confront Nigeria and has
taught me that I can be a vital part of the solution”, she told Sun newspaper.
experiences on campus, noting that the awesome state of the faculty, the
conducive learning environment, amiable lecturers contributed immensely
to her success.
33 of them graduated in First Class division. The convocation was a
joyful celebration for the graduating students, their parents and
the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, President of the Nigerian Stock
Exchange, Aigboje Aig- Imoukhuede, representative of Ogun State
Governor Ibikunle Amosu, pioneer Vice Chancellor, Prof James Kayode
Makinde, among other dignitaries.
unemployment in the country but advised the graduating students to face
the future with determination. He said the university had placed the
graduands on the path of success, while lauding the institution for
nurturing a generation of young Nigerian and African leaders.
Ademola Tayo applauded the students performance and charged them to keep
the banner of excellence higher. Although a lot of the students were
already playing leadership role in different spheres, he implored them
to continue their good work and invest their skills and good moral
acquired from the university in the growth and development of the