Alli Semomhe on Saturday emerged the overall best graduating student of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA).
Semomhe, a graduate of Electrical Electronics, said that hard work and prayer made him to achieve the feat.
He said that he participated in some social activities yet gave education and religion priority.
The 23-year-old graduand, who had 4.89 CGPA, said he faced challenges although he was focused on his priorities
No fewer than 85 graduands emerged in the first class category at the 28th convocation of the institution.
Vice-chancellor of FUTA, Adebiyi Daramola, a professor, said 4,790 graduands of various academic programmes graduated in the 2015/2016 academic session.
Daramola said 1,044 graduands had second class upper division, 1,274 emerged in the second class lower division while 453 and 33 graduands had third class and pass degree respectively.
The vice chancellor said 68 graduands were for diploma programme, 2,889 for bachelors degree and 954 graduands and 767 graduands for post graduate programme and masters of technology respectively.
According to him, 112 students had Ph.D degree.
The vice chancellor enjoined the graduands to be good ambassadors of the school, saying they should impact positively their world.
He also used the occasion to appeal to the institution’s workers, who had been on strike, to return to work.
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