As Nigerians are known for being the best in whatever and wherever they find themselves, Ifeoma Chinenye Onuike has, again, beamed the spotlight on the giant of Africa, graduating from Girne American University, as the best graduating student with a first class cumulative grade point average of 3.99/4.00 after acing all her courses from her first through her fourth year.
The 25-year-old lady, who hails from Ukwulu in Dunukofia local government area of Anambra state, had her early education in Infant Jesus Nursery and Primary School Kubwa, Freedom Academy Nursery and Primary school Kubwa and L.E.A. Primary School Kubwa, all in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. Her secondary education was at Government Secondary School Kubwa Abuja, Government Secondary School Nakere, Nassarawa state.
After several attempts to gain admission to study Law in different Nigerian universities, she got admitted into the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu state where she studied Business Management and graduated in 2012. Subsequently, when the opportunity came to go to North Cyprus to study English common law, it was like starting all over from the beginning.
According to her: “I heard of Girne American University North Cyprus from a friend who said it was announced on the radio. I took interest in it because of 50% scholarship. I was thrilled when I got the admission to study Common Law but at the same time had some mixed feelings, going back to a level of education I have passed. It was like starting all over again law department.”
She, however, decided to take advantage of the opportunity as studying law had always been her dream, so much that she continued to write the matriculation up till her third year in school.
“I wrote JAMB in 2012, got a good score, unfortunately, University of Abuja did not conduct post UTME so I did not get the admission. Second JAMB, I put Anambra State University wrote the post UME but they wanted to give me another course not Law. I decided to wait for my result from UNN to apply for direct entry. While waiting, that was when I heard about Girne American University and the offer of 50% scholarship.”