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Inspiring! Remilekun Orefunwa Emerges as LASU’s Overall Best Graduating Student after 7 Failed Attempts at Securing Admission



Remilekun Orefunwa receiving her award from LASU VC, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun. | Photo Credit: PUNCH

Talk about being resilient and relentless!

Remilekun Orefunwa on Wednesday, received the Overall Best Graduating Student Award during the Convocation Ceremony for the 2015/16 graduates of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo.

PUNCH reports that the graduate of Accounting Education, during her Valedictory Speech, revealed that she had took the University entrance seven times before finally gaining admission in 2012.

Throughout the years of waiting, Remilekun enrolled in the Institute Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant in 2010.

The 29-year old expectant mother who graduated with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.74, was among the 25 students who emerged in the First Class division.

“I almost gave up after writing the UTME for seven years in a bid to gain admission into the university without success. I also applied to the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, three times without success. But with encouragement from my dad and elder sister, I eventually gained admission to LASU in 2012 to study Accounting Education.

My sister kept encouraging me and I started a professional career at the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria during the long wait for admission. I qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant in 2010. My advice to others is that they should never give up in the face of daunting challenges,” she said.

Photo Credit: PUNCH


  1. TRUTH

    March 23, 2017 at 2:48 pm


  2. Anne

    March 23, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Congrats. Don’t give up on being a Christian, don’t give up on being born again, don’t give up on your marriage, don’t give up on your children, don’t give up on your business, don’t give up on life. You write the exam for 7yrs and came out tops. I like the fact that you did something professional and major in between. May life not bow us down. We remain victorious.

  3. mee

    March 23, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    Determination…never to late to try. Congrats!!!

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