Nigerian Youth Spotlight: Osarieme Omonuwa


This young lady is a recent graduate from Reading University in the UK. She graduated with a first class degree in Law. In the history of the University, she is the FIRST BLACK FEMALE to graduate with a first class.

The Edo State born Omonuwa not only arrived at the the Law School with a University of Reading, first class degree in Law, but also emerged as the very first Nigerian to graduate the final bar examination from a university abroad with a first class BL degree, a feat in the 51-year existence of the Nigerian Law School.

Omonuwa has been a trailblazer with academic excellence before she left Igbinedion Education Centre and moved to the United Kingdom. In 2010, she received the University of Reading scholarship award and won recognition as the overall best in the international foundation programme.

At the age of 20, she bagged a first-class degree at University of Reading, winning the Chancellor’s Award for the year. For her stellar performance,  Omonuwa became the first black woman to win the University of Reading’s Chancellor Award in the history of the institution.
In a brief interview, her father expressed his joy saying, “I feel on top of the world as a father. I am a proud and happy father. She dedicated herself to the study and she got the reward,”
She’s been achieving academic success since kindergarten! There’s no doubt that she’ll make an amazing lawyer.

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