Meet Michael Obinna Okpara, Genius who made Nigeria Proud in University of Cape Town.
In 2014 Michael Obinna Okpara of the Department of Biochemistry was the best graduating student and spoke on behalf of FUTA Graduating class of 2014 at the 25th and 26th Convocation Ceremonies held on December 19th and 20th 2014.
He made a first class and after the National service and a stint as a graduate assistant he proceeded to University of Cape Town, South Africa for his master’s programme. And in the course of the programme he showed that his first class in FUTA was no fluke. He defended of the integrity of FUTA Certificate and graduate coming out with distinction.
Read his story below:
“In 2014, when I delivered the valedictory speech for the 25th and 26th combined convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, I promised my parents that the best of my achievements are yet to come.
“From that moment till now, I have won five (5) postgraduate bursary/scholarships among which I had to decline two (2) as they cannot be held concurrently.
“In 2017, I got an offer to study towards a master’s degree at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa under the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program.
“I passed my MSc (Med) degree in Medical Biochemistry by dissertation with distinction at UCT in 2019 under the supervision of Prof. Virna D. Leaner and co-supervision of Dr Pauline van der Watt.” he revealed.
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