The overall best graduating student of The University of Lagos, Class of 2019, Mr Ibrahim Alimi, has said that passion and hard work were the key attributes to his success.
He graduated with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.98 B.Sc, Mechanical Engineering, which got him a first class honours.
Alimi spoke on Wednesday in Lagos, shortly after he was presented with the awards at the day two of the 51st convocation ceremony (2019).
He said noted that whatsoever was worth doing at all, was worth doing well.
”My five years stay in this university has been a memorable one, and it will forever be something to always talk about.
”Coming into the university, a timid, small and beardless kid with no friends, no mentor, just random acquaintances, it did not take long till it dawned on me that I was away from my comfort zone.
”Expectedly, it was never going to be a smooth run.
“But, however, like the saying goes, the end justifies the means. Our perseverance and hard work, had indeed pushed us this far.
”Speaking the minds of my fellow graduands, the university environment has helped develop our hard and soft skills, with the opportunities provided, the amazing tutelage from our teachers, numerous volunteer activities, clubs and societies.
”I am no more the same person I was seven years ago.
“I am, therefore, using this medium to acknowledge the impact of the school management and lecturers, for a job well done in this regard,” Alimi said.
He advised undergraduates in the university to always believe in themselves, adding that with hard work and determination, they would sail through.
”I want them to know that the journey may look rough and things may not always go as planned, but what do you do when life gives you lemons? You make lemonades out of it.
”The race is not over until it is over,” he said.