21yr old Nigerian bags 1st class degree in UK
Twenty-one year old Husna Umar Ibrahim from Kano state, has just achieved a feat she bagged earning a First Class degree in Architectural Technology at the Liverpool John Moores University in the United Kingdom.
She also won award for the best Final Year Project which she wrote on the urban floods resilience in Lagos, Nigeria.
In her first year, Husna got an award for outstanding performance in the university which is one of the oldest in England, tracing its roots to 1823.
The University is well known for providing training, education and research particularly to the maritime industry.
Husna attended Adesoye College, Offa, where she finished with 5.0 GPA. She was the Head Girl of the school, the lead speaker of the school debate team and the Amirah of the Muslim Society before she left for the university.
With the outstanding performance, Husna has been offered a scholarship by the university to pursue a PhD programme, cutting her off from a Master’s degree.
This piece was written by Ibrahim Kabir Sule @ ikabirsule, a former Youthville reporter
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He started the business in 2002 with N5,000 in Abuja and kept expanding with the profit he made. The young entrepreneur who now employs six others makes over N10,000 daily, he told our reporter.
His clients include students, uniformed men and individuals with love for casual footwear, adding that he gets orders for supplies daily.
Igwe’s challenge is huge funds to buy machineries and improve his business. He urged government to help provide more accessible platforms on financial support for young entrepreneurs.
Igwe advised Nigerian youth to embrace entrepreneurship saying most of them have creative minds that must be tapped into.