Nigerian Becomes 1st Black Woman to Graduate with a 1st Class Degree From University of Reading UK


Anita Osariemen Omonuwa from Edo-state, Nigeria, became the first black woman to graduate from the University of Reading UK with a first class degree.

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If you call her a jinx breaker, you are not far from the truth.  The reason is that many black female students had tried to graduate from the University of Reading UK with a first class degree for many years, but they failed for one reason or the other. Finally,  Anita Osariemen Omonuwa achieved the feat that has never been attained in the 122 years of existence of the UK institution.

She was among the students who got the “Chancellors Award” by the Chancellor of the University, Sir John Madejski, who happens to be the founder of AutoTrader and Chairman of Reading Football Club.

She actually graduated from Reading in 2012 but just finished from the Nigerian Law School.

She graduated from the Nigerian Law School last month with a first class again and has also emerged as the very first Nigerian to graduate in the Bar final examinations from overseas with a First Class, Bachelor of Laws degree ever since the Nigerian Law school was established 51 years ago.
 
Anita is actually learning from her father, Mr. Omoruyi Augustine Omonuwa, OFR who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). 
 
Other prizes that Anita Omonuwa has won include the Clarks Legal Prize for best performance in Part 2; Equity and Trust, presented by David Rintoul; the Managing Partner, Keith Wright Memorial Prize for best overall performance in Part 2; the Shoosmiths Prize for best overall performance in Part 2; and the Boinime Jackson Lott Foundation Prize.  (Linda Ikeji)



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