Tuesday, 19 May 2015 05:58

Nigerian breaks 50-Years old record in Japan – Earns 1st Class Degree and best overall student

Written by 
Rate this item
(0 votes)

UFOT1Ufot Ekong, a Nigerian Student who studied Robotics and Electrical Engineering at Tokai University, Tokyo, Japan emerged the best all round graduating student of the institution this session. He graduated with First Class Honours.

The last time anyone graduated with a similar Grade Points Average (GPA) was 50years ago. Mr. Ufot Ekong, a multi-talented Nigerian youth, has artistry in music, specialising in Saxophone. He distinguished himself from the outset in the school when he won the Japanese language best student award.


Ufot displaying some of his many awards.

The self-sponsored student, who combined two jobs with studies, won many other awards in the University, altogether numbering about six.

Ufot, who lived in Lagos while in Nigeria, is a Saxophone master and the director of Strictly African Japan, an African retail wears and accessories shop.

Aside from paying himself through school, Ufot who is now doing his Phd, works at Nissan, has two patented products. For his project, he made an electric car that goes as fast as 128 kilometres per hour.

The car drives on charged batteries. He plans to drive it May 29, in Abuja, Nigeria to celebrate Buhari's inauguration.



Ufot in a car he designed.

He speaks English, Yoruba, French and Japanese. It is no overstatement to say Ufot Ekong is destined for greatness.

-Daily Independent NGR

Read 4722 times