I skipped meals, slept few hours during exams —NOUN best graduating student


With a 4.88 Cumulative Grade Points Average in Environmental Science and Resource Management, Mr. Adebayo Fabiyi emerged the Overall Best Graduating Student at the National Open University of Nigeria last Saturday. He shares his experience in this interview with OLALEYE ALUKO. Excerpts:

Tell us about your family and educational background

I am from the Ifako Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos State. I am 35 years-old and married with three children. I was admitted to the National Open University of Nigeria, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, campus for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science and Resource Management. Earlier, I attended the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, where I obtained a Higher National Diploma in Chemistry. But I wanted a university degree.

Although I wanted to go to other universities, I chose NOUN because of my tight schedule at work. I was…

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