A Nigerian student, Oluwatobi Olasunkanmi
has won the William Charnley Prize for the
best First Class in Law at the University of
Cambridge, United Kingdom.
The 24 year old Oluwatobi who is the son of
the former Minister of Youth Development,
Senator Akinlabi Olasunkanmi, happened to
be the only student of black descent in the
In an official correspondence dated June
26, 2015, addressed to the best First Class
Law student, the University’s Senior Tutor,
Dr Philip Johnson, congratulated the
Nigerian lad for the feat.
“Many congratulations on obtaining the
best Hughes Hall First Class in your BA in
Law. In recognition, the College has
awarded you with the William Charnley
Prize” said Johnson.
Meanwhile, the father of the award winner,
Senator Olasunkanmi, has expressed his joy
at the achievement attained by his son,
noting that it has not only brought honour
to his family but to Nigeria as a whole.
“Sincerely speaking, my joy is not only
because he is my son but because he has
represented Nigeria well by bringing a laurel
which has manifested in the best First Class
Prize in Law”