Few hours after graduating as Lagos State University’s best graduating student, at the university’s 21st convocation held on Wednesday, March 22, 29-year-old Mrs Elizabeth Orefuwa welcomed a baby girl with her husband.

The new mum who graduated with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.74, disclosed that she thought her baby might come before the convocation, and deny her the opportunity of
participating in it.

“I was having contraction and was scared that the baby might come before the convocation. I told God to take control because I wanted to experience the convocation and God took control until I got home.

It was when I got home that it started again and my husband took me to the hospital where I gave birth at about 1. 00 p.m. on Thursday.”

Orefuwa, further said that her aim was to make a first class, after writing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 7 times ,before gaining admission into the university in 2012.

“My aim is to get my first degree certificate after several years of waiting and to satisfy my dad, who has been insisting on academic certificate before professional certificate.

He would always say to me then that I have put the cart before the horse. However, what kept me going was self-belief, focus and determination bearing in mind that I am not competing with others but with my own capabilities.”

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