By Ike Abonyi
Abuja (Precise Post) – When the Catholic Ûniversity of Nigeria, Veritas University rolls out their drums to award degrees and Honours to some deserving persons on Saturday in Abuja, NSUKKA will stand taller than others. The best and second best graduating students will all be Nsukka daughter and Son.
Cynthia Ifeoma Ugwuoke, who studied English and Literary studies at the prestigious university, a product of St. Catherine’s Girls’ Secondary School Nsukka, where she finished as the best English student in her set before proceeding to Veritas University Abuja. In this year’s convocation she triples as the best graduating student in her department, faculty and one of the overall best students, bagging first-class honors with 4.92 CGPA.
The next best result in the whole school is also Nsukka son, a priest from Nsukka Catholic Diocese. He is Rev. Fr. Augustine Emeka Ugwumgbo, who also bags first-class honors, graduating with 4.89 CGPA. This makes him also the second best graduating student from the faculty of humanities and the department of English and Literary Studies.
The pro- chancellor of the University incidentally is our own dear Chief Sherphard of Nsukka Diocese, Bishop Prof Godfrey Igwebuike Onah who had sent nine brilliant Nsukka sons and daughters on scholarship to study in the University with two of them coming tops.The others sent by the Bishop who also made good grades are: Mary-Jude Ngwoke (Nru, Microbiology), Ngozi Maureen Makata – (Imilike Ani, Biochemistry), Petrus Eze (Ekwedge, Mass communication), Boniface Onoyima (Okutu, Computer Science), Agada Martha (Igogoro Enugu-Ezike, Computer Science), Precious Chifulumnanya Okodi (Aku, Microbiology).
I think it will be nice we celebrate these exceptional Nsukka Children who instead of indulging in vices decided to make us all proud. We also urge the state government to honour these brilliant persons particularly Cynthia who by this feat may deserve further studies from either the state or some well placed Nsukka persons. Nsukka deje.
Ike Abonyi is Media Aide to the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).