By Babajide Okeowo
How I emerged Accounting Best Graduating Student- Kaosarah Abisola Oyesiji
Kaosarah Abisola Oyesiji has emerged as the Best Graduating Student of Accounting, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.59.
To achieve the feat, she disclosed that she deprived herself of the use of her phone and stayed away from the social media space for over a month while the exams lasted.
Tears coursed down her cheeks when she was called up as the best accounting student at the school’s convocation. She later told Daily Trust that they were tears of joy for all her years of struggle and deprivation.
“It was not an easy journey to get to this point but I give thanks to Almighty Allah for all His favours and for making sure that all my sacrifices were not in vain. Though I was prayerful and always ready to learn from others to gain more knowledge from what people are telling me, I did a lot to help me make it” Kaosarah said.
She said two weeks to the examination, she dropped her phone with one of her lecturers. “We usually use two weeks to write the examinations which means I was without my phone for six weeks,” she said.
She added, “My colleagues criticised me for that but I told them that I knew what I was after and how I wanted to end my struggle as an undergraduate. Social media helps but it could also contribute negatively to one’s education.