Journalist’s daughter bags first class in law to break UNIUYO 36-year jinx

Ikanna Okim, second daughter of Lagos-based journalist and executive editor of News Express Sunny Okim, has emerged the best law graduate in the 2020/2021 academic session of the University of Uyo (UNIUYO) Akwa Ibom State.

Ms Okim graduated with a CGPA of 4.61, breaking a 36-year jinx in the federal institution which has not produced a first class graduate in law faculty.

According to results posted on the varsity’s website on September 1, Okim hit a perfect 5.0 GPA for the 2020/2021 academic session, making her the best law graduate of the university for the session.

News Express reports that Akwa Ibom commissioner for information and strategy Ini Ememobong has offered to pay Okim’s law school fee of N300,000 ahead of resumption in October.

It also gathered that Akwa Ibom State Government plans to honour her for the feat.