A student from Imo State University has made history as he graduated with first-class honours in Industrial Physics.
The young graduate, Mbagwu Johnpaul Chiagoziem has broken a long time held record of 39 years in the University. Johnpaul became the first person to graduate with a first-class from his department in 39 years. He came out in flying colours with a CGPA of 4.51 in a 5.0 grading system.
The young chap has really done himself and his sponsors proud by achieving such a feat.
As expected, the road to success is never smooth, and Johnpaul who hails from Isiala Mbano in Imo State related how tough his success journey was..
Johnpaul while addressing the University’s 17th Republic Students’ Union Director of information and Media, Comr. Duru Victor, in a Facebook post, mentioned how he was motivated to study to graduate with a first-class because he had been told his course mates and senior colleagues that it is an unbroken record.
This made him aspire and work towards breaking the record, and today it became a dream come true.
“… My course mates and senior colleagues do say [then] no one can graduate with first class. I told them I’m a different person, that I will graduate with that [first class] by God’s grace.”
He was also quick to mention one of his lecturers, Prof. T. C. Chineke who he claimed to be one of the pillars to his academic success. He showered praises on the lecturer and recounted he always challenge him to finish with nothing short of first-class.
His usual response to his favourite lecturer’s challenge of graduating with a first-class was “Prof, by God’s grace I will break the record in this department.”
Though he finished in 2019, it wasn’t until Monday, November 9, 2020 that he received his certificate and confirmed the achievement.
Mbagwu also has an impressive 10 research papers to his credit.