Nigerian Law School Student Graduates with 2nd Class Lower Despite Having 4 A and 1 B, Many React to Result

Despite graduating with a second class lower division from the Nigerian Law School, Al-Ameen Sulyman, a young Nigerian lawyer, has taken to social media to praise his efforts.


The young man, who received four A’s and one B, said he’s always wanted to graduate with honors and publish it on his social media page.


Because of the grading system, he didn’t get a first class, but he wasn’t going to let his efforts go unnoticed, so Al-Ameen posted a copy of his findings online to honor himself.

He wrote:

“I remember joking with my friends earlier on about how we were part of not part of the exclusive Top 7.5% that posted their results on LinkedIn and I really always dreamt of coming on here and celebrating a first class from Law School so of course,I was going to post this,regardless.”

“Getting a B in Ethics in particular hurts, knowing I was less than 20marks away from a first class might take time to come to terms with.

“Considering it was a final paper in a 5 day exam marathon, the mental and physical exertion eventually took its toll and I just had to get it over the line. To be judged on your worst grade hardly makes any sense.”

“I’m still super proud of my efforts, studying in a Pandemic, self taught for most of the academic session and rather than be discouraged, I’m even more motivated to show the world the stuff I’m made of,being the best lawyer possible and work as much as I can to change such an unfair grading system at any chance I get.”

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