Few hours after graduating as Lagoss State University’s best graduating
student, at the university’s 21st convocation held on Wednesday, March
22, 29-year-old Mrs Elizabeth Orefuwa welcomed a baby girl with her
The new mum who graduated with a Cumulative Grade Point
Average (CGPA) of 4.74, disclosed that she thought her baby might come
before the convocation, and deny her the opportunity of
participating in it.
“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.
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.”
further said that her aim was to make a first classs, after writing the
Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 7 times ,before
gaining admission into the university in 2012.
“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
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.”