Miss Zainab Bashir, a female student from the university of katsina has emerged with a CGPA of 4.87 from the department of Physics of the Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. According to reports, this is the highest CGPA so far in the storied history of that department. This feat has attracted attention to the young lady. Journalists recently had a chat with the young lady and she revealed her not so smooth journey to the success she has achieved academically.

In her informative and educative valedictorian speech she disclosed that she initially wanted to study Medicine but was offered Physics instead which according to her was one of her best subjects in Secondary school which was why she was able to make the best of it.

She explained that the advice of her father and the mindset of never giving up spurred her morale for chasing such a tremendous feat as she had, over time, been discouraged by many people that her mission could never be achieved.

When asked whether she had ever stumbled due to wrong grades or gotten discouraged by failure, she replied that she never experienced such except for her final year project where she was given a C in spite of her hard-work and dedication and all are previous results were either As or Bs.


She noted that she never engaged in the popular  style of reading among students called TDB (Till Day Break). She equally admitted that the fact that she was engaged made her safe from distraction for the opposite sex as she was diplomatic in dealing with boys and prioritizing her studies more than any other thing.

The valedictorian also explained that she didn’t engage in any extra-curricular activity while she exploited her leisure time to watch dramas and chit-chat with friends as all work and no play makes jack a dull boy.

When asked what her plan after graduation is, she said that she wishes to get married and become a teacher/lecturer who will impact knowledge on young minds. She finally advised fellow students to focus on their studies and to set their priorities straight.

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