Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria had witnessed multiples breakthrough and academic achievement of its students from different faculty and course program whose they have broken some notable and historical academic records in 2022.
- Muminat Musa Agaka: Sociology Department.
Muminat Musa Agaka is the youngest among the four graduates, he is in her early twenties and get opportune to broken 38 years record in the Department Of Sociology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria by graduating as the brilliant and best student with a first-class degree honour for the 2020/2021 Academic session.
Muminat is from kwara State, the Northern central region of Nigeria. She had been described as the real definition of “Beauty and Brain” because of her beautiful appearance which also did not stop her from achieving this academic excellence in her department with a first-class which is almost becoming impossible for many other students and a historical thing for her and the University.
Muminat doesn’t focus only on her studies alone, she is a serial entrepreneur, and a creative artist who drew Hennah as side hustle in her years of studied.
According to the Abusite, the young woman who was an orphan and raised by a single mother doesn’t stop her from achieving her academic excellence. She saw that as an opportunity to carve out a bright future for herself, family and friends.
Her feat will surely serve as a motivation to other young women in institutions of higher learning to dedicate more time to their studies and to write their names in gold.
Well-wishers have since trooped to her timeline and different blogging sites all over Nigeria to extend their congratulatory messages and further pray for a good job and greater opportunities for her.
- Zainab Bello Kofa: Mathematics Department, ABU Zaria.
Another fresh Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, (ABU) graduate, Zainab Bello Kofa which was describe as talented and brilliant Student since from her childhood back then in Zaria. Zainab top her class in department of mathematics with a first class degree, with the most strong CGPA of 4.85! Which indicated truly she is the best in her Department.
According to available records, she may not be the first female first-class graduate in the department as widely reported,, but her grades are the highest ever obtained by a woman in the department.
The case of Zainab Bello Kofa is more special because despite being a married woman with children, she did not allow her family disposition, being a wife to be a roadblock to her academic excellence but saw it as an opportunity to carve out a bright future for herself.
This genius is no stranger to awards, as she has been the best student in her class ever since her nursery days. She also memorized the entire Quran from age 11.
- Mufid Suleiman: Department of Agriculture, ABU Zaria
Mufid Suleiman is a student of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria who is believed to be the best graduating student of all time, He set a record for not only his department but the institution by graduating with a first-class and the CGPA of 4.96 out of 5.00
The graduate of Agricultural Science with registration number U16AG2026 shattered the previous record of 4.94 out of 5.0 held by Nuhu Ibrahim, a graduate of computer science who held the record of ABU best graduating student.
Mufid obtained a National Diploma in Agricultural Technology from the Division of Agricultural Colleges (SCA/DAC) Samaru, where he emerged as the Overall Best Graduated from the year 2005 – 2015 with a CGPA of 3.69 out of the total 4.00 CGPA.
He also received an Honorary Credential from the Embassy of China and Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, on 1st October 2017, due to his outstanding performance and overall CGPA of 5.00 as of then.
Mufid received an award as the Best Student in CPPR 301 (Plant Disease) in 2017/2018 from the Department of Crop Protection, ABU Zaria. Under the Prof. SALLY MILLER MENTORSHIP PROGRAM.
Mufid also received an award of excellence as a ‘First Class Student’ from the Nigerian Association of Agricultural Students (NASS), Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 2018.
Mufid Suleiman who is very religious, creative, and innovative yet very humble and easy-going has assisted many final year students in their research thesis, data analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of the result.
- Atabor Hamza Adenoyi: Department of electronics and telecommunications engineering, ABU Zaria
Atabor Hamza Adenoyi made history as he bagged first class in style, he was the best undergraduate in electronics and telecommunications engineering department since its establishment in 2013
With a 4.83/5.00 CGPA, the young ABU student graduated with the best Undergraduate results from the Department.
According to TheAbusite Adenoyi Celebrated his academic feat by appreciated God for achieving the best result in the department and expresses his wishes to undertake his master’s degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
He said, “At 17, I left the department of Biological sciences in my 2nd year to pursue a degree in engineering, after setting my mind straight to explore my hidden potentials. It wasn’t easy, to begin with, but the determination to keep going gave me the push I needed in those moments…
“If I were asked to define the entirety of my experience, I would say that I am focused on development, moving from where I am to where I want to be. After making efforts to acquire ICT-related skills (in programming), I was compelled to learn computer networking.
He was part of the contingent of Six students of Ahmadu Bello University who received the Vice Chancellor’s Award in 2021 for outstanding performance at the Huawei Nigeria ICT Competition.
The Competition, which was the fifth in the series, had a participation record of almost 15,000 students from over 2,000 colleges and universities in more than 82 countries and regions globally.
Atabor Hamza Adenoyi led the team the earned first prize in Network Track globally. Others include Emmanuel Abba and Hamza Beita. According to him, spending time with his team strengthened his passion for learning and gave him more ideas to develop creative ways to teach people.
He expressed appreciation to the head of departmental, Dr. A. D. Usman, his lecturers, family, and friends for supporting him through this journey.
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