The best graduating student of Lagos State University (LASU), Elizabeth Orefuwa said she wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) seven times before she got admission into the University.
Orefuwa graduated from Accounting education with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.74.
“When I eventually secured admission to LASU, my aim was not to be the best graduating student. I just wanted to satisfy my dad’s yearning,” she said.
“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.”
“I had a CGPA of 4.72 before marriage and I graduated with 4.74. I got married during my final year in 2015 and my husband was very supportive throughout that period,” she added.