United Kingdom-based, Nigerian student, Evans Ochuko Ivwurie Jnr. from Abraka, Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State has made history by becoming the first youngest First Class graduate in Economics, since the establishment of Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom, UK, 166 years ago.
Ochuko who is Nineteen-years-old, is the son of Hon. Evance Ivwurie, representing Ethiope East Constituency at the Delta State House of Assembly, under the platform of the Labour Party.
A statement issued by his father, expressed delight at his son’s feat. An accompanying statement quoted Prof. Paul Layzell, the University Principal (Vice Chancellor) as saying: “Evance Ochuko Ivwurie Jnr has made remarkable success and outstanding performance in our extremely competitive and high quality citadel of learning because of his hard work and resourcefulness.
“He is a very ambitious economist with extensive understanding of economic theory and its practical implications. His experiences span the undertaking of analytic and empirical work and research projects with minimal supervision, whilst working in a team environment with multiple priorities and tight deadlines. He is passionate and committed to his study and continuous improvement in quality standards when performing statistical analysis of industry and economic data.”