A young man has penned his name in the history books by breaking a 39-year-old record that had existed in a department at the Imo state University, IMSU.
Mbagwu Johnpaul Chiagoziem earned a 4.51 in a 5.0 grading system to emerge the first student ever to graduate with a first class in Industrial physics at IMSU.
The brilliant graduate, in a statement addressed to the University’s 17th Republic Students’ Union Director of Information and Media Comr. Duru Victor, said he was motivated to study to bag a first class because his course mates and senior colleagues always told him that it had never been done before.
This challenged and motivated him to achieve what many say was impossible.
He said: “My coursemates 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.”
Mbagwu also thanked one of his lecturers identified as Prof. T. C. Chineke who, according to him, was pivotal to his academic success.
He revealed that his usual responses 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.”