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How I Wrote JAMB 7 Times Before Gaining Admission – LASU Best Graduating Student

This is an inspiring story of Mrs Elizabeth Orefuwa, 29, who graduated with
a 4.74 cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA)
making her the best graduating student in
Lagos State University. She has revealed that it was
no easy road for her. According to her, she
wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation
Examination (UTME) 7 times before finally
gaining admission into the tertiary institution.

The Accounting Education graduate made this
revelation at the institution’s 21st convocation
ceremony held on Wednesday . According to her,
she had always wanted to be an accountant but
when she could not gain admission into the
university after years of trying, she started a
professional career in accounting.

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“The journey through the institution was
not easy; it took me seven years of
writing the UTME before I finally gained
admission in 2012. I also applied for
direct entry three times at the Obafemi
Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. During this
period of waiting, I started professional
career at the Institute of Chartered
Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) in 2007
and became qualified as an Associate
Chartered Accountant (ACA) in 2010,’’
she said.

She explained that she did not relent in her
effort to get a university education because she
was determined and her father also motivated
her to get a university education despite having
a professional certificate in Accounting. She
had wanted to study Accounting but ended up
in Accounting education, however, she had no
idea she would graduate with the best result
overall in the school.

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“My aim is to get my first degree
certificate after several years of waiting
and to satisfy my dad, who has been
insisting on academic certificate before
professional certificate. He would always
say to me then that I have put the cart
before the horse. However, what kept
me going was self-belief, focus and
determination bearing in mind that I am
not competing with other but with my
own capabilities.”

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Orefuwa got married in her final year and is
now pregnant. Surprisingly, her increased
responsibilities as a wife did not affect her
academic performance. If anything, it even
made her better.

She said:
“I had a CGPA of 4.72 before marriage
and I graduated with 4.74 point. I got
married during my final year in 2015 and
my husband was very supportive
throughout that period.’’
She intends to teach accounting and also
practise accounting as a profession.

Congrats to her.

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