Nigerian Student Who Made 3rd Class in OAU Moves Abroad, Graduates With First Class

A Twitter user expressed his joy after graduating first class from the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.

Ibukun Mofesola revealed in a tweet on Friday, December 9, that he previously earned a third-class degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Ibukun is now a first-class degree holder from a foreign university, ten years after graduating from OAU in 2012.

He majored in Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire after studying Electronics and Electrical Engineering at OAU.

Both degrees are BSc. and this has made many wonder what changed in his academic career.

Ibukun wrote while sharing the story:

“Yesterday, 10 years after finishing with a third class from OAU, I graduated from @UniofHerts with a first class in Computer Science. What did they say about what God cannot do again?”

What made the difference?

When people asked for the full story of what transpired at OAU that led to a 3rd class, Ibukun said:


“I’d have loved to tag OAU too so they can say their own congratulations. Not sure if they’re on twitter, but if you know their handle, help me tag them. Pastor said this year, my enemies must congratulate me.”

Reactions from Twitter users

@OBAROAKPO69 said:

“Congratulations, tell us the story behind your OAU graduation picture.”

@Teeboyo2o reacted:

“Congrats on your win boss but you graduate with third class from OAU and still get mind to go convocation?”

@MorkaNatachi said:

“It is never too late to go back to school if you didn’t do well in your first attempt.”

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