A Nigerian born and 2012/2013 first class graduate of Chemistry from the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Stella Emelife Chinelo, has broken a 100-year academic record at the 99th convocation ceremony of the Mysore University, India to emerge overall best graduating student.
The record breaking performance by the Danfodite has hitherto placed her high to be decorated with 20 Gold Medals in addition to five cash prizes awards.
Disclosing the development on Friday at the 35th, 36th and 37th combined convocation awards of degrees, diplomas and certificates, Vice Chancellor of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Professor Abdullahi Abdu Zuru noted that academic excellence and standard remain the focus of the institution.
He said any of the current students and graduands could do so, adding that “just always remember that learning is a lifelong endeavour and its key ingredients are observation, thinking, consultation and decision making.”
Zuru said: “We have equipped you with all these attributes. So, go out there and demonstrate to the world that you are Danfodites”.