Nigerian becomes first black woman to graduate with a first class degree from the University of Reading UK


At 22, Osarieme Anita Omonuwa breaks a 121-year-old record as she soars to become the first black woman to graduate with a First Class Hons from the prestigious University of Reading, UK.

Her parents’ joy could not be contained as they watched their daughter win almost all the prizes including the best overall female graduating student among 6,883 students that sat for the examinations. Consequently, she bagged a total of six prizes including Best Student of the Year, Council of Legal Education Star Prize, and Corporate Law Practice.
Going back home, the Edo State born Omonuwa not only arrived at the the Law School with a first class degree in Law from the University of Reading, but also emerged as the very first Nigerian to graduate the final bar examination from overseas with a first class BL degree, a feat in the 51-year existence of the Nigerian Law School.
This young lady is a trailblazer, a real icon, and someone every single Nigerian should be proud of. Well done, sister!

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