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Saturday, 1 April 2017

Tony Elumelu refutes claim he graduated with a 3rd class

Billionaire Entrepreneur and Chairman of Heirs holdings, Tony Elumelu, yesterday refuted the claim by a twitter user that he graduated with a 3rd class. Tony Elumelu bagged a first degree in Economics from Ambrose Ali University in Edo state. 

39 comments:

naija dj said...

Imagine seeing his name in a list of brilliant olodos?

Anonymous said...

Nawaoooo. So I am better than all these guys making mouth. 2nd class lower with kids distraction is better than 3rd class without distraction. Lols!

Alloy Chikezie said...

Does it really matter now, considering how far he's come and achieved in this life.

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Tesh peters said...

And to say these re the billionaires of our time. I will make sure I come out with 3rd class in my next life.

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Unknown said...

Lol.

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

It really doesn't matter what class of degree someone got while in school. what really matters is how successful the person is currently in what they do. #myopionion


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Lisnan said...

Kai Nigerians and certificates,Ferrara here hare!! Even if he graduated with 'let my people go ma! He is a billionaire with his last class.you people are too petty.

Unknown said...

Best answer would have been a pic of his certificate... dee

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

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Unknown said...

Does it matter if he graduated with a 3rd Class, He is a billionaire and the Twitter user is a what. Why not ask Bill Gate why he dropped out of School, education is good but your success in life isn't tied to it.

Unknown said...

Then with what grade?
Let everybody know for clarity sake

Unknown said...

Then with what grade?
Let everybody know for clarity sake

Unknown said...

LOL





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Isaac said...

since the dino melaye case, some 3rd class graduate are have started using dino as a reference point for their inability to get a better grade in university. get a bigger penis here

uniquechic said...

whats all dese brouhaha about certificates all of a sudden!
pls make Nigeria right again..who certficate EPP

Unknown said...

Are u serious, good for them.

Anonymous said...

So what is the hair truth sir since 3rd class is now a crime?

Anonymous said...

Linda. Which one is...bagged first degree in Economics? The argument here is 3rd class. So the refuting shld be either First Class or 2nd class Hons na. Haba. I gakwara school sef?

Naija man said...

Bill gates no degree, Mark Zuckerberg no degree, Steve Jobs drop out, Thomas Edison no degree.
So who education don hep? All the degree dey naija and still nurring for us!

Abeg!!!

Anonymous said...

People should just gather barrage of evidence before diving headlong into rash conclusion. Soyinka's third class at university college Ibadan was a directly undeserved reward for his activism against the establishment. He rejected the result and went to Leeds where he excelled and did much exploits. I do not think that he should be judged by that standard.

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Anonymous said...

Mr Elumelu, Such people do not even deserve a response. I know you had either a 2.1 or First. But be that as it may, you remain one of Africa's greatest achievers while the rumour monger is still jobless till date.

Anonymous said...

I remember a Time when Ambrose Ali was an inferior university. Is that when you graduated? funny how aLL these smaller intellectuals rise and the braniacs don't. I think being smart accords one a sense of privilege that is self-destructive becos it makes you assume you don't have to struggle to make it. As a result you become slaCK and the degree by all means Other than learning who know they are doomed takeover because they bring determination and agression.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why Tony bothered to reply such nonsense. It doesn't change anything. You have done exceedingly well for yourself, a highly placed entrepreneur who has created jobs for a lot of people. 1st class or 3rd class is irrelevant in determining one's level of success attainment many a time. Focus on your business and family and forget about gist and rumour mongers. Everyone in life has haters and people who love them. Even Baba God self get haters otherwise why people go dey follow Satan.

Anonymous said...

But even if he graduated with a 3rd class enhen??????

Unknown said...

LOL Ignore petty Nigerians trying so hard to drag u!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Unknown said...

Tony we don't care if you graduated with fifth grade if there's anything like that you are a role model one people look up to making people smile & empowering them not like people whose name I won't mention not to stain this page keep up the good work & God bless

Okorie Rowland said...

wow

West said...

Nigerians, i wonder if this person person was in the same class and graduated with him.

Anonymous said...

None of your business!

AFOLABI said...

Oga Tony why not just a copy of ur result rather than go verbose.we too like talk for Nigeria sef.

sholetoga said...

What's it with 3rd class. The whole world know that Wole Soyinka finished with 3rd class and that didn't stop him from fulfilling his destiny. Tony Elumelu should have snub the report and not respond...........Some people just like drama.....

Anonymous said...

I come and tire ooo

Emy said...

passing six is not passing sense. ndi itiboribo!

Anonymous said...

Whatever class he has made a name for himself ,Nigeria and Africa.He is in the world stage already..

Unknown said...

Wat have u done with dat 2nd class lower? Lemme guess ...u qualified to get more kids. Carry ur 2nd class go kitchen. Olodo

Anonymous said...


It's only in some 3rd world countries that people get concerned with who made
a first class or 3rd class honors degree. I bet there are a ton of people walking the streets of Lagos and Abuja who have all that and nothing to show for it. It is an old-fashioned way of marginalizing folks who are qualified for something the establishment does not want to extend to them. How's does anybody determine that a mechanical engineer who got a 1st class is better than one with a 3rd class or a dropout who has actually designed and developed a technology that has changed lives. Folks in the 3rd world should kill the 3rd class way of thinking. This is the 21st century. It's about objective-driven education geared to give you the credentials to help you do what you can be good at. Its not about who can pass tests and exams. The 2 scenarios are very different. If you have a 1st class, of course, you should beat your chest but you must know your discipline and be passionate about it. Especially, if it will reasonably impact your environment in a positive way.

Anonymous said...

A better topic to discuss here is the exploit of this hero in the transformation of Africa's business landscape. Through The Tony Elumelu Foundation He has committed $100M, I mean Dollars oh! to the development of entrepreneurs in Africa.

samuelcyprial said...

It is better for me to come out in school with pass and be successful than having distinction and still becomes nothing.

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