I made library my second home to make good grade, says Toyin, overall best TASUED's graduand - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Thursday, November 29, 2018

 I made library my second home to make good grade, says Toyin, overall best TASUED's graduand


Elated not enough to describe her feelings.  Behold Miss Ajibode Elizabeth Toyin, the overall best graduating student of Tai Solarin University of Education(TASUED), Ogun State, netting  a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.84 in Chemistry Education at the 10th convocation of the institution this past Wednesday.

If size and height were to be the determinant factors, Toyin would surely have taken a position at the tail end of the list of 2,167 first degree graduating students of TASUED with 23 of them, including  herself, making the First Class category.

But scholarly and academic excellence compensated for the small sized Toyin, a budding intellectual giant.

When she was called to take the podium as the overall best graduating student, the audience - filled hall within the sprawling campus of the university, erupted in a thunderous applause and many craned their necks back and forth to catch a glimpse of her.

And when she delivered her speech, she was all gratitude to the institution for the quality of training imparted into her and the rest of the graduands. 

She said the graduands' success story was worth the sacrifice and efforts made to ensure the completion of their respective academic disciplines.

Miss Toyin advised her colleagues not to rest on their oars but to keep pressing for greater heights, be good ambassadors of TASUED and not betray the confidence the institution reposed in them.

Later, the graduand led The Daily Crucible into how and why she graduated with good grade point in a dispensation where she could easily have been derailed or distracted by a thousand and one things, including peers pressure.

The secret of her success, she said, are grace of God, hardwork - reading, and right counsel from people who had earlier travelled the path of success.

"I made the library my second home," she added.

And continuing, she said. "I know I have to be focused about my educational pursuit, so I restrained myself from unnecessary activities. 

"I don't really joke with my studies, I read as much as I can using the library. I have some alumnus as friends who also help when I am having difficulties having traveled the road before. 

"Above all, the almighty God has been my source of strength, so I return the glory to Him. I must also commend my parents and lecturers who stood by me throughout the duration of the programme," she said.

Already, she is dreaming of proceeding to Postgraduate school for a Master degree programme in her chosen Chemistry.

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