Nexford University, a US-based online institution, celebrated the graduation of 622 students, with 42 achieving distinction by maintaining a 4.0 CGPA.
During the ceremony held at the Landmark Event Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos, five students were recognized for their outstanding academic achievements and character.
Notable awardees included Adeshile Oluwabusayo, honored as the ‘Best Peer Mentor’ for BBA (undergraduate degree), and Monsuru Adebayo Popoola, recognized as the ‘Best Peer Mentor’ for MBA (graduate degree).
Daniel Oreofe received the ‘Outstanding Volunteer of the Year’ award, while Sonter Samuel James was named an ‘Outstanding Brand Ambassador.’
James Ogo-Oluwa Osinowo was celebrated as the ‘Valedictorian of the Year’ for the class of 2023, boasting a 4.0 CGPA alongside over 40 other Nigerians.
During the ceremony, Fadl Al Tarzi, CEO of Nexford University, commended the resilience and education levels of Nigerians, emphasizing that success doesn’t necessarily require relocating abroad.
He encouraged graduates to showcase their skills and contribute to the global workforce, particularly in an era of remote work that transcends geographical boundaries.
Al Tarzi highlighted Africa’s potential as a future global workforce hub, with its youthful population. He urged graduates to take on leadership roles, reshape perceptions, and make a positive impact both locally and internationally.
Obiageli Ezekwesili, former minister of education and a board member of Nexford University, expressed confidence in the university’s role in addressing human capital deficiencies in Nigeria.