Miss Oluwadunni Sobukunola who was born in Abeokuta on 10 May, 1986 to Mr. and Mrs. S. I Sobukunola, took the academic world by storm when she came out with nine A1’s in the 2002 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in the following subjects: English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Yoruba, Economics, Agricultural Science.
After she was honored for being the best student in Nigeria for that year, it was also discovered that she was also the best in West Africa. Consequently, she was invited to Sierra Leone to recieve the award, Apart from bagging scholarships from the Ogun State Government, Shell, Samuel Adegbite, Mobil and Chevron, a block of three classrooms was buit in her name at Abeokuta Girls’ Grammar School, her alma mater.
Described by WAEC as an exceptionally brilliant student throughout her primary and secondary education at St. Bernadette’s Nursery and Primary School, Ibara, Abeokuta and Abeokuta Girls’ Grammar School, Ogun State, respectively, Miss Sobunkola had previously won several laurels for her self and schools.
She had to her credit, the best overall in her class every year, best overall female JETS competition in year 2001. As a result, she was given a scholarship.
She won the best competitor in Chemistry at Jos 2001 JETS competition, member of the Ogun State contingent to Jos, who won overall presidential trophy along with 16 other trophies, as well as winner of Mobil University Scholarship.