UNICAL 44-year record broken as mother of one bags first class

History has been made in the prestigious University of Calabar (UNICAL); as a mother of one, Colette Offiong Bassey breaks her department’s 44-year old record by graduating with a first-class degree in Linguistics and Communication Studies.

Mother of one breaks

The mother of one, who was heavily pregnant during her final exams, defied all odds and graduated with a first-class degree in her department. She gave birth 3 days after her final paper.

Collette took to her Instagram page to announce her academic prowess and expressed her utmost gratitude to God and her ever-supportive husband. She wrote:

“My testimony is on the next slide 👉🏽

To God be the glory! I remember finishing exams on a certain Wednesday and giving birth that Saturday. It was one hell of a ride but it ended in praise.

After God, my gratitude goes to my husband who pushed me hard and gave me great support. I have a great support system, the rest of the family included.
Thank you

Thank You, everyone. I’m super thankful for the show of love.

It’s never too late to achieve excellence, you just have to start. Take the step, whatever it is.

The journey to greatness goes on.

My name is Colette Offiong Bassey, First Class honours degree holder
Linguistics and Communication Studies

To God be the glory!”