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A 1st class degree is a good way of sorting out who is really good. 1sts are hard because of the consistency element, on any one module you would usually find the highest score was 75-76, and few people get over 72, so to get a 1st you had to be getting around 67-72 on every module....one bad module makes it really hard to catch up because you can't balance it out with a big score to get marks in the bank. To earn a 1st class in the UK, you can not brag that you 'didn't give one' about this or that module and go to party with friends. You would ultimately kill off your chances of getting a 1st. A 1st is the reward of really consistent hard work. I could not afford to play or party like other friends. I am currently studying for my Masters degree at the University of Aberdeen in the UK. I would like to thank God, my family and also Avail International Consult Limited (AICL)​  -Sadiq Labaran Usman graduated with a first in BEng Petroleum Engineering at the University of Portsmouth and is currently studying for a masters in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Aberdeen. Sadiq is pictured above in the middle, proudly flanked by Mum and Dad at the recently held graduation ceremoney at Portsmouth.


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Without AICL, I couldnt have done all this. Thank you AICL. -Oluwadare Belllo is currently studing for a Bachelor degree in Marine & Offshore Engineering at Near East University, Cyprus.