Anita Osariemen Omonuwa from Edo-state has set a record that has never been attained in the 122 years of existence of University of Reading. She graduated with a First Class degree in Law from the university which is rated among the top 1% in the world. She was among the students who got the “Chancellors Award” by the Chancellor of the University, Sir John Madejski. She is the first black woman to win the Reading University Chancellor’s Award.
She actually graduated from Reading in 2012 but just finished from the Nigerian Law School.
The 20-year-old graduated from the Nigerian Law School last month with a first class again despite the seveveral failures in her law school set, and she is also the 1st Nigerian from overseas study to graduate in the Bar final examinations with a First Class, Bachelor of Laws degree ever since the Nigerian Law school was established 51 years ago.
Anita is actually learning from her father, Mr. Omoruyi Augustine Omonuwa, OFR who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
Other prizes that Anita Omonuwa has won include the Clarks Legal Prize for best performance in Part 2; Equity and Trust, presented by David Rintoul; the Managing Partner, Keith Wright Memorial Prize for best overall performance in Part 2; the Shoosmiths Prize for best overall performance in Part 2; and the Boinime Jackson Lott Foundation Prize.