Ufot Ekong

Faculty: Electrical Engineering (2015)

GPA: 4.0

Institution: Tokai University, Japan

Gender: Male

In his first semester at Tokai University, Japan, Akwa Ibom native, Ufot Ekong, solved an electrical puzzle involving Mathematics that students have been unable to solve for three decades. He didn’t stop at that, he went on to break a 50 year old academic record by graduating the ‘Best All Rounder’ with a first-class degree in electrical engineering, and getting the highest grades the university had witnessed in 50 years.

The remarkable young man didn’t achieve these feats on a gold platter, Ekong worked two jobs to pay his tuition through school, and runs a retail wears and accessories shop in Japan called Strictly African Japan.

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