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Nigerian becomes first black woman to graduate with a first class degree from the University of Reading UK



Anita Osariemen Omonuwa from Edo-state has achieved a
feat that has never been attained in the 122 years of
existence of UK institution, University of Reading. She
graduated with a First Class degree in Law from the
university which is rated among the top 1% in the world.
She was among the students who got the “Chancellors
Award” by the Chancellor of the University, Sir John
Madejski, who happens to be the founder of AutoTrader and
Chairman of Reading Football Club.
She actually graduated from Reading in 2012 but just
finished from the Nigerian Law School.
She graduated from the Nigerian Law School last month
with a first class again and has also emerged as the very
first Nigerian to graduate in the Bar final examinations from
overseas with a First Class, Bachelor of Laws degree ever
since the Nigerian Law school was established 51 years
Anita is actually learning from her father, Mr. Omoruyi
Augustine Omonuwa, OFR who is a Senior Advocate of
Nigeria (SAN).
Other prizes that Anita Omonuwa has won include the
Clarks Legal Prize for best performance in Part 2; Equity
and Trust, presented by David Rintoul; the Managing
Partner, Keith Wright Memorial Prize for best overall
performance in Part 2; the Shoosmiths Prize for best overall
performance in Part 2; and the Boinime Jackson Lott
Foundation Prize.


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