A 19-year hold Raji Khalid Olatunji, of the Department of Sociology, University of Ilorin has broken a 42 years old jinx in the department of Sociology when he took every guest in the auditorium by surprise by bagging a First Class in the department where such had never been recorded since inception.
The Department was recorded as never produced first class graduand in its history and this attracted a lot of accolades, encomiums and commendations as most guests in the auditorium were taken aback when the young man had a handshake with the Vice Chancellor, Professor Sulyman Age Abdulkareem.
Announcing his Class of Degree today at a well attended first segment of the 33rd convocation ceremony of the University of Ilorin, the Dean of Faculty of Social Science, Professor Basiru Salawu, described the young Khalid as a jinx breaker and a record breaker.
The Dean said Khalid Raji has made a name being the first student of Sociology Department of the University of Ilorin to graduate with a First Class Degree since the inception of the Department about 42 years ago.
Professor Salawu who also announced other students who bagged First Class Degree from the faculty of Social Science, proudly invited Khalid and his colleagues to have a handshake with the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Sulyman Age Abdulkareem.
Speaking with our reporter on the sideline of the event, the young Khalid attributed his success stories to hardworking and fervent prayers.
He appreciated his lecturers for imparting sound and qualitative knowledge in him and gave thanks to his parents for giving him solid Islamic and moral backgrounds.
Khalid hails from Iwo in Osun State and attended Titilola Memorial College, a Private School in Osogbo, Osun state.
With Khalid’s achievement it can be seen that impossibilities can always be made possible by a willing and determined soul.
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