Nigerian, Stella Emelife Chinelo breaks 100-year Indian academic record

Nigerian, Stella Emelife Chinelo breaks 100-year Indian academic record

Stella Emelife Chinelo, a 2012/2013 First Class graduate of Chemistry from Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, has broken a 100- year academic record

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Stella Emelife Chinelo, a 2012/2013 First Class graduate of Chemistry from Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, has broken a 100- year academic record at the 99th convocation ceremony of the Mysore University, India to emerge overall best graduating student.

Stella who emerged the Best Graduating Student for a Masters Degree programme received outstanding honours for her impressive grades and achievements during her program. With a final grade point (FGP) of 9.263%, she received a total of 20 gold medals and five cash prizes at the 99th annual convocation of the university last weekend.

According to the University of Mysore, this is perhaps the first time in the recent years that a foreign student has bagged so many gold medals. Stella, during her first degree, also graduated the overall best student of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria, in the 2012/13 set with 4.86 CGPA.

Celebrating her achievement in a facebook post, Stella’s sister, Jennifer Emelife said, “I want to say that I’m stunned, but everyone who grew up in Sokoto has heard of the Emelife excellency and of its torchbearer, Emelife Stella Chinelo, who has, since her primary school, remained top of her class. What we didn’t know, however, is that after receiving an Indian government scholarship to study in its country, she’d go on to top all of its citizens.”