Daniel Dada, the best graduating student at the 2014/2015 convocation of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), says he “can learn from anybody”.


Dada, who graduated from the department of psychology, faculty of social sciences, set a new record in the university, by having a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 5.00 after scoring ‘As’ in all the courses he took.

Dada told NAN on the sideline of the event that conformity with the university, faculty and departmental regulations could be difficult, but it paid off.

He said many people were not succeeding the way they ought to because they had chosen to be non-conformists.


According to him, conformity with guiding rules in any system often breeds excellent people.

He said for people to excel, they must be ready to see and do things in conformity with the system in which they operate.

“It is by doing this that you can actually carve a niche for yourself, explore, make new discoveries and be the best you want to be,” he said.


“You will get opposition no doubt, but if you are ready to make the necessary sacrifice, ready to challenge ideas on what you may think is impossible, and ask questions and listen, then the sky will be your limit.

“I have penchant for teaching and assisting young psychologists, and I love listening, asking question, and can learn from anybody.”

Dada said he was looking forward to furthering his studies as fast as possible, whether in the country or outside.

Dada said though he was not an indoor person, he did not let associating with friends and going on social outings make him to lose focus.


Olorogun Sunny-Kuku, national chairman of the institution’s alumni association, described Dada’s feat as rare, and worth celebrating.

Sunny-Kuku awarded Dada a cash prize of N500,000, explaining that each of his CGPA attracted N100,000.

He urged the other graduating students to be good ambassadors of the institution and be proud of whom they were.

Kuku also advised them to impact their communities positively.


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