UNIOSUN Best Graduating Student Reveals Secret Behind His Excellent Academic Performance

The best graduating student of the Osun State University, Osogbo, Mr. Mubarak Opeyemi Thanni

The best graduating student of the Osun State University, Osogbo, Mr. Mubarak Opeyemi Thanni, has revealed the secret behind his excellent academic performance.

Thanni said he sacrificed his social life throughout his undergraduate days in order to come out with the best grades. He revealed this during the 6th Convocation ceremony of the university, in Osogbo, Thanni.

The graduate of Civil Engineering who was announced as the best graduating student of the 2016/2017 set with 4.77 Cumulative Grade Point Average said that whenever he got B in any of his courses, he always felt as if he had failed the course.

He revealed the details in an interview with Amiloaded and said: “First the secret of my success is Almighty Allah. Two, dedication. Three, my family. Four, my colleagues and five, my illustrious lecturers.

“I said God because I never knew I would make a first class until the penultimate year (fourth year), and of course, I never thought I would be the Best Graduating Student with 4.77 Cumulative Grade Point Average. It is a surprise to me, too.

“Two, it is dedication because the academic pursuit took away my social life. It is either A or nothing else. Whenever I got B, it’s as if I had failed the course.


“This is also not unconnected with the promise I made to my parents after my immediate elder brother, who was then a student of the Lagos State University, was killed by a stray bullet from a police officer in Lagos while he was returning from a bursary exercise. I was in SS3 then and I told my parents I would try my best to make up for the loss as much I could.

“Three, it is my parents because they never doubted me and were always there to provide me with whatever was needed. Four, my colleagues with whom we used to do tutorials together. I taught them just as they taught me. The relationship was mutually beneficial. When I got to this school, I was lucky to meet great people. Some of them are my first roommate, Abdullah Lookman; Iyiola Akanji, Tijani Akanji, among others.

“Finally, my lecturers. They did their best to bring the best out of us. I can never forget them. They are more than teachers. I can’t mention all of them, but I surely cannot forget Dr. Bello and Dr. Olawale. They are true fathers.”

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