To attain great academic success, the best-graduating student at Ajayi Crowther University for the 2022–2023 academic session, Susanna Akinteye, has disclosed that she read for seven hours daily during her four-year stay at the university.
Akinteye, who was awarded a bachelor’s degree by ACU during its convocation ceremony on Wednesday, graduated from the Department of Accounting and Finance with a 4.97 cumulative grade point average. She won 12 awards to become the set’s valedictorian.
Speaking with journalists on how she was able to maintain academic focus, Akinteye said, “I read everything within all the semesters. I read seven hours every day throughout to cover the entire academic syllabus.”
The father, who was visibly elated with her daughter’s feat, ascribed the success to her, adding that her wife went through the children’s books every day even while they were at the university.
“She ensured that they were not playing when they should be studying,” he said.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Timothy Adebayo, said he was happy that the university is making steady progress in terms of the quantity and quality of its products.
He said 974 undergraduate students received bachelor’s degrees during the convocation, with another 594 postgraduate students and 30 PhDs receiving their certificates on Thursday during the grand finale of the ceremonies.
In the breakdown he read in his address, Adebayo said 36 people bagged first class in various academic disciplines, with 430 finishing in the second-clad upper categories, while 408 students finished in the second-clad lower division. He added that 100 people bagged first degrees in the third-class division.
While congratulating the students, Adebayo urged them to note that this is just the beginning of life.
He said, “Therefore, seek to improve yourself continually. Open your mind to new things and opportunities around you.”
On the structural progress the university has made in the last year, Adebayo said the blueprint of transformation, reformation, and restoration are the three strands that have helped the school achieve great success within the period.
He also thanked the Board of Trustees and Governing Council for supporting the management’s aspiration to take the university to a higher pedestal.
He said that several building projects approved by the board and the council were completed within the period, among them the 18-room professorial office complex, the 960-seater Faculty of Humanities lecture building, and ventures in agricultural business.