Nigerian Lady Makes History as Department First-Ever First-Class Graduate in 44 Years

Nigerian Lady Makes History as Department First Ever First-Class Graduate in 44 Years
Nigerian Lady Makes History as Department First Ever First-Class Graduate in 44 Years

A Nigerian lady, Colette Offiong Bassey, has broken a 44-year record as she became the first-ever first-class graduate from the University of Calabar’s Department of Linguistics and Communications Studies.

Colette achieved the feat despite being heavily pregnant for almost 10 months in her 300 level.

The departmental history is said to date back to 1977. A statement confirming the feat read; “Bassey Colette Offiong emerged as the only first-class student from Linguistics and Nigerian Languages in the 2018/2019 session and the first ever in the history of the department dated back to 1977.”

She revealed how she sat for a test on a Wednesday and gave birth on Saturday.

The Italian-speaking mum expressed gratitude to God and her husband for his support.

Colette in her post said;

To God be the glory!
I remember finishing exams on a certain Wednesday and giving birth that Saturday. It was one hell of a ride but it ended in praise.

After God, my gratitude goes to my husband who Pushed me hard and gave me great support. I have a great support system, the rest of the family included.
Thank you

Thank You, everyone. I’m super thankful for the show of love.

It’s never too late to achieve excellence, you just have to start. Take the step, whatever it is.

The journey to greatness goes on.

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