Ifeoma Chinenye Onuike, has clinched first class from Law faculty of Girne American University in Cyprus; graduating as the best graduating student with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.99/4.00 after acing all her courses from her first year through her fourth year.
25-year-old Ifeoma Chinenye Onuike had her early education in Infant Jesus Nursery and Primary School Kubwa, Freedom Academy Nursery and Primary school Kubwa and L.E.A. Primary School Kubwa, all in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. Her secondary education was at Government Secondary School Kubwa Abuja, Government Secondary School Nakere, Nassarawa state.
After several attempts to gain admission to study Law in different Nigerian universities, she got admitted into the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu state where she studied Business Management and graduated in 2012.
According to Ifeoma Chinenye Onuike:
“I heard of Girne American University North Cyprus from a friend who said it was announced on the radio. I took interest in it because of 50% scholarship. I was thrilled when I got the admission to study Common Law but at the same time had some mixed feelings, going back to a level of education I have passed. It was like starting all over again law department.
I wrote JAMB in 2012, got a good score, unfortunately, University of Abuja did not conduct post UTME so I did not get the admission. Second JAMB, I put Anambra State University wrote the post UME but they wanted to give me another course not Law. I decided to wait for my result from UNN to apply for direct entry. While waiting, that was when I heard about Girne American University and the offer of 50% scholarship.
Coming to Cyprus brought me closer to God and I gained some understanding that God has deposited a lot in us, and expect us to use them and achieve the purpose He has created us. I tried to stretch myself, do things twice than normal.”
Ifeoma Chinenye Onuike was a member to some groups and student associations and even held positions such as President of Law Student Society, Girne American University 2016/17, vice-president, National Association of Nigerian Students 2016, Ex-officio of National Association of Nigeria Students 2015 and Accountant General Law Student Society, Girne American University 2015.