Nigerian Student Breaks 50-Year Record, Graduates With 1st Class From Japanese University...

Nigerian Student Breaks 50-Year Record, Graduates With 1st Class From Japanese University (PHOTOS)

By Seyi Peters | Staff Reporter on May 17, 2015
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Ufot Ekong, a Nigerian student who studied Robotics and Electrical Engineering at the Tokai University, Tokyo, Japan, has emerged the best all round graduating student of the institution this session, the Pulse reports.

He graduated with First Class Honours.

The last time anyone graduated with a similar Grade Points Average (GPA) was 50 years ago. Mr. Ufot Ekong, is certainly a multi-talented Nigerian youth, is also a musician, specialising in the Saxophone. He distinguished himself from the outset in the school when he won the Japanese language best student award.

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Ufot Receiving his awards at Tokhai University (Photo Credit: The Pulse)

Ufot displays his awards from Tokhai University (Photo Credit: The Pulse)
Ufot displays his awards from Tokhai University (Photo Credit: The Pulse)
The self-sponsored student, who combined two jobs with his studies, won many other awards in the University, altogether numbering about six.

Ufot, lives in Lagos while in Nigeria, he is a saxophone master and the director of Strictly African Japan, an African wears and accessories shop.

Besides putting himself through school, Ufot who is now going  for his Phd, works for Nissan, has two patented products. For his project, he made an electric car that goes as fast as 128 kilometres per hour.

The car drives on charged batteries.

He also speaks English, Yoruba, French and Japanese.

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