style[amp-boilerplate] LASU best graduating student gives birth to baby girl hours after convocation

LASU best graduating student gives birth to baby girl hours after convocation

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Mrs Elizabeth Orefuwa, the overall best

graduating student of the Lagos State

University, Ojo, was delivered of a baby girl

barely a day convocation ceremony.

29-year-old Orefuwa graduated with a

Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of

4.74 at the university's 21st convocation held

on Wednesday, March 22.

The new mother said she felt the contraction

just before the convocation and was scared if

the baby would deny her the opportunity of

participating in the graduation.

""I was having contraction and was

scared that the baby might come before

the convocation. I told God to take

control because I wanted to experience

the convocation and God took control

until I got home. It was when I got

home that it started again and my

husband took me to the hospital where

I gave birth at about 1. 00 p.m. on

Thursday,'"' Orefuwa said.As earlier

reported by LIB, the Accounting

graduate revealed that she wrote the

Unified Tertiary Matriculation (UTME) 7

times before gaining admission into the

university 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 Accountancy

of Nigeria (ICAN) in 2007 and became

qualified as an Associate Chartered

Accountant (ACA) in 2010," she said.

She however did not relent in her efforts to

acquire a university education because she

was determined and her father also motivated


"My aim is to get my first degree

certificate after several years of waiting

and to satisfy my dad, who has been

insisting on academic certificate before

professional certificate.

He would

always say to me then that I have put

the cart before the horse. However,

what kept me going was self-belief,

focus and determination bearing in

mind that I am not competing with

others but with my own capabilities."

Orefuwa got married in her final year in 2015.

She intends to teach accounting and also

practice accounting as a profession.

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