Ofure Mary Ebhomielen, a student in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science at the University of Ibadan has emerged the best graduating student at the 2019 convocation ceremony.
Ofure Mary Ebhomielen, who graduated with the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 7.0 received a thunderous ovation when she was presented to parents and well-wishers at the ceremony.
She was given the opportunity to have a special handshake with the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, who was full of admiration for the outstanding star.
In her brief speech, which was intermittently interrupted by applause, Ebhomielen, who congratulated her fellow graduands, noted that they were being celebrated because they had burnt the midnight candles.
She noted that success did not come easy, adding that apart from making a good grade in the university, one still needed to prove oneself in the outside world.
Ofure Mary Ebhomielen called on those who did not make upper division to go out there and prove their worth.
“Ofure Mary Ebhomielen is the fourth person ever to have obtained perfect Cummulative Grade Point Average (7.0 out of 7.0) in the 71-year history of the University of Ibadan and the first female.
This is worth celebrating and we are indeed very proud of her. The world is now under your feet, Mary, aim for the skies while we keep celebrating you.”
The University of Ibadan (UI) from the 2016/17 session changed to 4.0 CGPA scale. This will affect students admitted to the university during the session and it means that students in 300 Level now will not be graded on CPGA 7.0. Ofure Mary Ebhomielen may be the one of the last first class graduate of the premier university to have a CPGA of 7.0.