My friends played a huge part in my success story- OAU first-class graduate

Kafilat Kuku, a recent graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife shares her success story with The Muslim Voice NG. She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting (First-Class Honours) at the University’s just concluded 47th Convocation which took place on the 7th day of December 2023.

There are no secrets to attaining a “first-class”, according to Kafilat, just do what works for you. “For me, I’m a night reader. This is what works for me, unlike my other friends who are day readers. I didn’t let this affect me as I had studied and understood myself to have a better concentration and assimilation at night.”

“I am also a product of good friends. If I am to give any advice, it will be to make a good choice of friends, especially if you’re someone who needs good energy around you. You need good friends who have the same goal as you. It helps a lot. Even if you want to slack, your friend(s) will put you back on track.”

She said further, “We are 6 friends who have been together from our first year on campus. My friends played a huge part in my success story. We know one another’s strengths and weaknesses, and we help ourselves based on our qualities, and it worked for every one of us.”

“Being a first-class graduate has really made me believe nothing is impossible to achieve. At some point during my undergraduate days, I thought I would not make a first class graduate anymore as I was also writing my ICAN exams during this period, which required quite as much dedication and time as obtaining a degree. That was when I fully understood how to calculate GPA and CGPA ahead of time. Of course my efforts got tripled and I never allowed anything distract me.”

“I fell in love with Accounting and Finance, each of which I presently have at least a certification, without any intent to stop.”

Experiencing difficulties while pursuing her degree at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Kafilat said: “Also, I must mention that acquiring a first class, especially from Obafemi Awolowo University, is a big challenge because everybody expects a lot from you. They think you have to know 100%, meanwhile, I’m still learning, I mean, we learn everyday. We all have potentials, and being a first-class graduate does not mean you are technically the best, you are just a product of grace.

“I wish myself and my friends best of luck in our endeavours, as well as every Nigerian Students. If you can think it, you can achieve it,” she added.

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7 comments on “My friends played a huge part in my success story- OAU first-class graduate


Congratulations Kafilat. I hope Nigerian students out there sees this and feel inspired. I wish you best of luck.


I am so proud of you my friend
You worked really hard

Kudirat Kuku

Alhamdulillah Robil-alameen. Congratulations my love. We’re super proud of you and your friends. Barakallah feekum.



Sanni Olusola

Soo proud of u darling.U are indeed product of grace alhamdulilah.

Omiyale Hameedah Opeyemi

Congratulations on your huge achievement, Kafilat.
May Allah bless it for you.


Congratulations Kafilah,


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