Moyinoluwa who was celebrated after emerging as the best graduating student of Babcock University’s Department of Economics (class of 2022) has shared her academic journey with Muse.ng.
The young lady said what stood out for her was the fact that she made sure to start studying from the very first day of every semester, adding that no day went by without revisiting her lecture notes.
Describing her joy when she learnt that she was the best graduating student of her department, Moyinoluwa said: “Upon graduation I was very elated and grateful to God. Although I was intimidated by my accomplishment, I was glad that all my efforts and hard work had finally yielded something great.”
Moyinoluwa describes herself as an energetic person with bubbly social life.
Distractions in school
According to Moyinoluwa, some of the extracurricular activities she engaged in and the responsibilities she shouldered were overbearing at a point.
In her words: “From being course representative of my class, to being my graduating class financial secretary and the finance society’s president, all these were a lot of work as I handled them simultaneously.
“Through the time, I learnt to create a balance and manage my time wisely. Time management helped a lot. My socials were also distracting, but I learnt to caution myself as to when enough was enough.”
Awards and other prizes
Moyinoluwa won eight awards for emerging the best graduating students of her department.
The fresh graduate said she was also awarded cash prize by the Economics department class of 2004, adding that her parents also gave her gifts for her academic feat.
“Trust God and set your path straight”
Moyinoluwa advised students aspiring for a first class to trust God for it and set their path straight.
In her words: “My best advice for those just starting is to put their all into their first year as this goes a long way when the going gets tougher.
“Ask questions; no matter how silly the questions seem when constructed in your head, still ask the question, participate in activities that help complement your academics, take on whatever opportunity that comes your way. Always ask for help, never be ashamed or too proud.”