Education enables upward socioeconomic mobility and is a key to escaping poverty. It is a key to escaping poverty and enabling upward socioeconomic mobility. Education aids in the reduction of inequities and the attainment of gender equality, as well as the promotion of tolerance and a more peaceful society. Obtaining a quality education is crucial to improving people’s lives and sustainable development. Crescent University, Abeokuta, a Citadel of Academic and Moral Excellence founded by His Excellency Prince Bola Ajibola, a former judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Mr Semiu Amzat Biola, the 2021/2022 Crescent University best graduating student with a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.98 has achieve new feat. Semiu noted that passing through a university is not just to be tutored within the four walls of the university. I have been refined, remodelled and rebranded for the future challenges during the course of my studentship.
The graduate of Department of Islamic Studies threw light on how he was able to cross the hurdle to lead the pack at the forthcoming 14th convocation of the institution in an interview with the school’s media team. He said, “My CGPA is 4.98. I achieved this firstly with the mercy of Allah and then through dedication, discipline, devotion and burning quest for knowledge. When the news was broken to me, I felt elated but perplexed. Just went on prostration to Allah as a form of gratitude. Since to Him belongs all honor.
Highlighting his reading routine he said, “mostly I studied during the night between 3-4am daily. I tried to cover what I learnt the previous day. I also use my school holiday to cover up for the next semester’s course outline.
Crescent University best graduating student noted that popular misconception is that private universities are only concerned with making money and with enough money you could buy your way. The story at Crescent University is different. The institution has an outstanding blend of both academic and moral excellence.
“Education is at the heart of any human development and civilisation. Unfortunately, this sector is suffering from various setbacks ranging from poor infrastructure,poor renumeration of teachers and man power. Government at all levels needs, as a matter of urgency, to review the education sector of our dear nation through adequate funding as a tool for socio-economic and moral growth and development for the citizens especially the youths,” he added.
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