Paschal Amusuo had once again broke the jinx on the recent and well-deserved award he secured at the Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu Academic Excellence, after being fully recognized and awarded the 2018 Best Graduating Engineering Student in Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO, the Best Male Graduating Student from FUTO (and 2nd Best Graduating Student 2018 with a 4.88 CGPA).
On sharing the good news on his official Facebook page, he wrote:
“On Thursday, I had the unique opportunity of having a handshake with and receiving an award from the Executive Governor of Imo state, Rt Hon Gov Emeka Ihedioha. The award was presented during the 4th edition of the Chief Iwuanyanwu Annual Lecture Series organized by the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Owerri zone.
Every year, the Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu Academic Excellence Award is awarded to the Best Graduating Engineering Students from various selected institutions. This award would be the third academic excellence award I’ll be receiving this year, the other two being the award as the Best Male Graduating Student from FUTO (and 2nd Best Graduating Student 2018 with a CGPA of 4.88) and the 2nd Best Graduating Engineering Student award by CODET during the last COREN General Engineering Assembly (after competing with over 50 Best Graduating Engineering Students from various public and private Universities).
I am really happy, not just because of the huge recognition that comes with these awards but because of the testimonies of the many students who are continually motivated by my story, results and achievements, to pursue academic excellence, to learn and become better students and individuals.
One secret that always kept driving me. I dont pursue grades in academics, neither do I pursue success. For me, they are the by-products of hard work. Instead, I’ve always pursued excellence in my academic processes, In my studies. I have always strived to learn and understand the various courses I do. while success has always been the one pursuing me.
Once more, I dedicate this award to every student out there, striving and pursuing academic excellence. Be consistent in the struggle, do not limit yourself by the various challenges inherent in our educational system, aim for the stars. Good morning to you all.”