Nigerians in diaspora continued to prove that citizens of the country are very hard working and have a lot to offer the world, as another Nigerian lady at Queen’s University in Belfast, Gift Sotonye-Frank, won the student of the year award.
According to the institution, she was “recognised for her dedication and work in the areas of gender, sexualit*y and human rights with a focus on female’s rights, including the right to education for young women in Nigeria.”
Queen’s University Belfast @QUBelfast
Recognised for her dedication and work in the areas of gender, sexuality and human rights, Law PhD student @gift_sotonye has been named as the 2019 @FirstTrustBank Queen’s Student of the Year: http://ow.ly/CKMv50uRIAe
Congratulations, Gift!@QUB_QGA @QUBAlumni #LoveQUBGrad🎓
Gift was described as a very worthy person to win the award by a member of staff at the graduate school at Queen’s, Joanne Graham. She added that Gift inspired many students and staff with her work ethic and dedication.
Congratulations to @gift_sotonye for being awarded Student of the Year 2019, QUB! Your work ethic, integrity & passion to support others is beyond amazing! Privileged to have spent the day celebrating alongside you & your beautiful family! Absolute superstar 🙌🏻
Gift’s achievement was also shared on the university’s official Twitter page, @QUBelfast.
Delighted to announce that the @QUB_QGA @FirstTrustBank Student of the Year 2019 is Gift Sotonye-Frank!
Gift celebrated her award at today’s ceremony alongside her wonderful family #LoveQUBGrad #LoveQUB
Reacting to the worthy recognition, Gift explained that she is very excited to have won the award, Queen’s University Belfast reports. Gift said: “I am delighted – and very excited – to have been selected as this year’s First Trust Bank Queen’s Student of the Year.
“I have really enjoyed my three years at Queen’s; getting involved in women’s issues and speaking out on behalf of international students is a personal passion.
“Queen’s has equipped me with a range of analytical, planning and leadership skills, which I know will stand me in good stead in my future career.”