The overall best graduating student of the Lagos State University, Ojo, Elizabeth Orefuwa, was delivered of a baby girl barely a day after graduating.
Orefunwa graduated with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.74 at the university’s 21st convocation held on March 22.
Our Education Correspondent reports that 36,540 students were conferred with degrees, diploma and doctorate while 26 made first class.
In a chat with newsmen shorlty after her delivery, an elated Orefunwa said she felt the contraction just before the convocation and was scared if the baby would deny her the opportunity of participating in the graduation.
“I was having contraction and was scared that the baby might come before the convocation. I told God to take control because I wanted to experience the convocation and God took control until I got home.
“It was when I got home that it started again and my husband took me to the hospital where I gave birth at about 1. 00 p.m. on Thursday.’’
Reliving her experience, 29-year-old Orefuwa said she had yet to come terms with the reality of becoming a mother.
A chartered accountant, Orefuwa, said she would love to combine teaching with practising accounting profession.