Identical Twin Sisters Achieve Academic Excellence with First-Class Honours at UNILORIN
Taiwo Hassanah Subair and Kehinde Aishah Subair, who both graduated with first-class honours in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management for the 2020/2021 academic session.
In a remarkable academic milestone, the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) celebrated the outstanding achievement of identical twin sisters, Taiwo Hassanah Subair and Kehinde Aishah Subair, who both graduated with first-class honours in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management for the 2020/2021 academic session.
Taiwo Subair achieved an impressive CGPA of 4.53, while her sister, Kehinde, graduated with a stellar 4.59 CGPA. The twins' exceptional academic feat, a rare occurrence, garnered widespread applause on social media as netizens celebrated their accomplishment.
With only 2% of Nigerian graduates achieving the esteemed first-class distinction, the Subair twins stood out for their exemplary dedication and academic prowess.
Reflecting on their unique journey as twins pursuing education together, the sisters shared insights in an interview with the Nigerian Tribune. They revealed the special treatment they received, including invigilators ensuring they did not sit together during exams unless wearing different clothes. Despite the challenges, being each other's study partners and constant support proved to be an advantage.
Describing their journey to achieving first-class honours, the twins shared that the realization dawned on them during their second year. Despite initial challenges and distractions, they remained determined and focused on their academic goals. They credited their success to discipline, patience, hard work, and unwavering determination.
When asked about their mindset throughout their academic journey, the twins expressed, "There was no time when either or both of us gave up on graduating with a first class. We tried as much as possible to put in our best. One thing about us is that we were both determined."
In offering advice to other students aspiring for academic excellence, the Subair twins emphasized the importance of individualized approaches, discipline, and surrounding oneself with supportive friends. Their story serves as an inspiration to students, highlighting the significance of determination, collaboration, and unwavering commitment to achieving academic excellence.