Omoshalewa Adenike Babalola 4.0

Omoshalewa Adenike Babalola, a Science Laboratory graduate has made history as the first to graduate with the maximum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.0 at the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH).

Omoshalewa Adenike Babalola, the valedictorian at the 24th convocation ceremony of the polytechnic was presented with prizes at the event graced by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Ayangburen of Ikorodu Oba Kabiru Shotobi, Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and former Group Managing Director of Chams Plc Mr. Ademola Aladekomo, among others.

Ambode was represented by his deputy, Dr. Oluranti Adebule.

Sogunro said Omoshalewa is the first student to graduate with the maximum CGPA. The rector said the school would offer her a job after her National Youth Service.

Ambode urged the graduands to be innovative and practise the entrepreneurial skills acquired from the school.

He said:

“There is no gainsaying the fact that we are in a challenging time, especially the current unemployment rate. It is time to bring out your innovative and entrepreneurial skills. You must look and explore other options to engage yourselves.”

The Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) has graduated 8,519 students. Of the number, 263 graduated with distinction.

Omoshalewa Adenike Babalola, who spoke on behalf of other graduands, hailed the polytechnic staff for their guidance. She described her feat as unbelievable, saying: “I never had it so easy.”

She said group reading and hard work were the secrets of her success.

Nneoma Nwankwo Emerge Virginia Tech Undergraduate Student Of The Year [2016]

Nneoma Nwankwo graduating in May [2016] with a degree in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, is Virginia Tech Undergraduate Student of the Year.

Nneoma Nwankwo is minoring in public and urban affairs and creative writing. She has maintained a 3.9 grade-point average while engaging in domestic and international service and research on issues facing girls and women in developing nations.

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Modupe Ojuolape Kuti Wins Etisalat 2015 Flash Fiction Prize

Modupe Ojuolape Kuti wins the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature Flash Fiction Category for her short story titled Gone. She received £1,000 cash prize and an iPhone 6.

Two other Nigerians, John Chidi and Jacqueline Uche Agweh came second and third respectively for their stories “Invincible” and “Madness in Degrees”. They were rewarded with £500 each and iPhone 6 devices.

According to the Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher:

“We are delighted again to celebrate the richness and strength of African literature. The Etisalat Prize for Literature embodies this year’s theme, ‘Representing the Diversity of African Voices’. Diversity has always been a huge source of innovation. Africa’s cultural diversity is increasingly recognized as a central part of the African collective identity.”

The grand finale ceremony showcased the diversity of African literature through spoken words, plays, performances, dance and art exhibition.