Miss 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 4.96.
Inyang said she set the goal to become 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”.
For falling in love with her books, she 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.
“Babcock University not only taught me 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 said.
Inyang said she had unforgettable experiences on campus, noting that the awesome state of the faculty, the conducive learning environment, amiable lecturers contributed immensely to her success.
Out of the 1,616 Stallion class of 2016, 33 of them graduated in First Class division. The convocation was a joyful celebration for the graduating students, their parents and friends.
The colourful ceremony was attended by 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.
Governor Okezie noted the challenge of 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.
Also speaking, the Vice Chancellor, Prof 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 country.