This is an inspirational story which many young ones should read. That’s why we’re bringing it as a throwback Story. We have heard stories of people who committed suicide because they could not gain admission into the University after one or two attempts. Probably they were worried that their colleagues were moving ahead without them. Here is an inspirational story of a lady who wrote UTME exam seven times and ended up best graduating student of Lagos State University. So you see, perseverance and determination matter more in life. Just go through this story.
Elizabeth Orefuwa, the best graduating student of Lagos State University (LASU), says she wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) seven times before gaining admission into the institution.
Orefuwa graduated with a cumulative grade point average of 4.74 in accounting education at the 21st convocation of LASU.
The chartered accountant on Wednesday said she would have given up on her dream of pursuing university education but wanted to satisfy her father.
Orefuwa said she became an associate accountant in 2010.
“When I eventually secured admission to LASU, my aim was not to be the best graduating student. I just wanted to satisfy my dad’s yearning,” she said.
“The journey through the institution was not easy; it took me seven years of writing the UTME before I finally gained admission in 2012.
“I also applied for direct entry three times at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
“During this period of waiting, I started professional career at the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) in 2007 and became qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) in 2010.”
Orefuwa, who is pregnant, got married at the beginning of her final year.
“I had a CGPA of 4.72 before marriage and I graduated with 4.74. I got married during my final year in 2015 and my husband was very supportive throughout that period,” she said.