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‘I Thought I Would Finish With A Second Class’ -Babcock University’s Overall Best Graduating Student, Omolola Okunlola


Star girl Omolola Okunlola has emerged as Babcock University’s Overall best graduating student 2020/2021 session.

Sharing her story on LinkedIn, Omolola Okunlola revealed that she felt she was going to finish with a second class.

Omolola finished with a 4.90 CGPA in her first semester results, but deep down, she battled with anxiety as she was afraid she would be unable to maintain it.

She wrote: On June 27th, I graduated as the overall best student of Babcock University with a CGPA of 4.91.

Course: Mass Communication (Public Relations and Advertising).

Going into university, I thought that I’d at most come out with second class. I remember calculating my GPA during my first semester in Babcock. I was like whatever happens will happen.

The results came out and I started with a first class (4.909 to be exact). I was elated but I was also riddled with anxiety. ‘What if I can’t maintain this? This is too high. Everyone is looking at me now’. I would smile to everyone saying congrats but deep down I was afraid.



But God is the faithful one, and he proved himself in ways I didn’t think possible. I didn’t think I’d be the overall best but I put in work and it paid off. I’m so grateful for all the wonderful people I met along the way. I am deeply honoured to receive this award. I look forward to greater things ahead.

Babcock University is a private  Christian co- educational Nigerian University owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria.

The University is located in Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria equidistant between Ibadan and Lagos.

In 2017, the university had its first set of graduates from the Ben Carson School of Medicine.

It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, which is the world’s second largest Christian school system.

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