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“I vowed never to disappoint my father” 22-year-old Saidat Abidemi Sanni is LAUTECH’s overall best student with 4.88 CGPA in Statistics



Sanni Abidemi Saidat_LAUTECHOgbomoso (Oyo State), April 22, 2016 (NAN) Saidat Sanni, a 22-year-old student from the Department of Statistics had emerged the overall best student of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.

Prof. Adeniyi Gbadegesin, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, announced Sanni as the overall best at its 13th Convocation held in Ogbomoso on Friday.

Sanni, who hailed from Abeokuta in Ogun State, emerged after securing a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.88 to overrun Olufemi Ige of the Mathematics department, who secured a CGPA of 4.85 in the 2013/2014 session.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sanni was the best student in the 2014/2015 session before emerging the best among the 10,317 graduands, which was a combination of 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 academic sets.

In her valedictory speech, Sanni urged other graduands not to relent in the spirit of excellence, integrity and service, which had been their watchword in school.

“We are here, we made it and we did it. Nothing good comes easy.

More challenges will come our ways, however, with endurance, perseverance, commitment, patience, hard work and steadfastness in prayers, we shall make it,” she said.

Speaking on her success, she told NAN that her success was hinged on the vow she made to her parents not to disappoint them.

“My father once called me to look at a story in one of the newspapers, where a lady was celebrated for being the overall best student and I vowed never to disappoint him.”

Sanni, the daughter of Bashir and Silifat Sanni, said that her watchword, “I can do well” was a driving force, adding that she was always thinking of the positive side.

“We cultivated the habit of reading from home. I initially wanted to study medicine but was admitted to study Mathematics,” she said.

Earlier in his speech, Prof. Gbadegesin said it was a thing of joy that the institution was still able to soar by dint of shrewd management to produce the great hope of tomorrow comparable to any standard in the world.

“In spite of the paucity of funding and the challenges of conducting credible research and other social encumbrances bedevilling the university system in general, we are resolved to turn things around for better.

The university has reached an era of consolidation, using the gains and successes of the past as springboard for projection and advancement into the future, harnessing maximally its capacity, “he said.

He commended the Federal Government for its intervention projects through the NEEDS Assessment Intervention funds and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).

Similarly, Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State said that it was worthy of note that despite the dwindling revenue of the two proprietors of the institution, it was still waxing stronger among its equals.

Ajimobi, who was represented by Soji Eniade, the Oyo State Head of Service, assured the university that the government was not unconcerned about the welfare of staff and the students.

Prof. Wale Omole, the Pro-Chancellor, LAUTECH urged the graduands to make excellence, integrity and service their watchword as they move into the world. (NAN)

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  1. Tunmi

    April 22, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Congratulations!!!!!! That photo is gorgeous I want an outfit like that. Has she considered being an actuary?

  2. ujay

    April 22, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Congrats dear. I hope the youths of our generation will follow your positive footsteps…

  3. Dee

    April 22, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    i love your beautiful smile of a champion
    learning from you.
    i hope to be celebrated in my career someday too.

  4. Kadara

    April 22, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Congratulations to her. Hardwork pays

  5. Bade

    April 22, 2016 at 7:44 pm


  6. tayo

    April 22, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    She’s been a “brainy” from when I knew her at FGGC Sagamu and also very respectful. I’m very proud of her.

  7. Lady

    April 22, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    This is now a trend

    • Ginger

      April 23, 2016 at 2:46 am

      What is a trend? Getting a 1st class? Or are you talking about her outfit? Lmaooo wow you must be joking.

  8. lafayettebunny

    April 22, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Congratulations. This kind of news is refreshing. Go girl!

  9. Not using my usual moniker

    April 22, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    My school. Studied Engr and made a third class. We used to call it “LAUSTRESS” so I know this is not a small feat . Memories.
    Well done girl.

  10. Chuchu

    April 23, 2016 at 12:32 am

    “We cultivated the habit of reading from home” hmmmmn a quote for all parents to digest on.

  11. Tosin

    April 23, 2016 at 5:01 am

    and it’s a great school too. yup, out in Ogbomosho.

  12. teekay

    April 23, 2016 at 7:05 am

    saidat congrats… Always representing fggc sagamu.. shine up girl

  13. Nimah

    April 23, 2016 at 8:58 am

    congrat girl…barakalau fee

  14. Ewa

    April 23, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Congrats. no small, feat.. Wish you all the best in life…

  15. vjay west

    April 23, 2016 at 2:44 pm


  16. SS

    April 23, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    congratulations,though I have first degree already,but this has motivated me to go furtherand push harder,I can achieve anything

  17. Strit Kredibility

    April 23, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    This is how 4pointers take pics in uni back then, there are always flowers in the background close to a school department building and they are neatly dressed in simple beautiful ways. But the ones with anyhow grade points, oh boy, they will just use their bulging anterior and posterior to wound you. Congrats Saidat.

  18. alljoineducation

    April 23, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Congratulations Saidat. If you get to read this, we think a career in data science is something you will totally excel in. Here’s a link to a summary of data science/big data careers

    We would also love to be in touch with you, please reach out to us by email on alljoineducation gmail com.
    Alljoineducation is a social innovation network and platform focused on creating an ecosystem for collaboration, knowledge flow, skills development and innovation across African countries and the rest of the world.

    • alljoineducation

      April 25, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      The link

  19. Missy

    April 23, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Congrats dear.
    Thanks for making us proud.
    Proudly FGGC SAGAMU.
    All d best ahead in life

  20. Syb

    May 3, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Congrats switie… I am so proud and so happy for you. I pray God opens doors for you to contain this magnitude of success. #FggcS reps

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