First Student to obtain First Class Honours from the UPSA Law School – Naziha Amin Gombilla

Meet Naziha Gombilla Amin, Valedictorian and the first student to obtain First Class Honours from the UPSA Law School.

Naziha, a native of Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana, made history not only as the first to graduate from the UPSA Law School with first class honours, but also as the first female to bag first class honours from the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA.

With a FCGPA of 3.72, she also emerged the valedictorian of her class, the UPSA Bachelor of Laws class of 2022.

In 2017, Naziha completed Accra Girls High School as best graduating student in History, Government and Literature and later enrolled at the UPSA Law School where she used her skills and talents to serve in various capacities.

Naziha was active in student leadership and activism and in 2021, she was named the Federation of Africa Law Students (FALAS) leadership icon award in celebration of her outstanding leadership role and efforts to the growth and development of law students in Africa. She also represented the UPSA Law School at the Law Challenge Competition in 2021.

“There were times it got tough. I thought I would resit certain courses but giving up never crossed my mind. I had started it, so I had to complete it. I had to make my parents proud”, she said on Law Chat in an interview with UPSA Law School.

Naziha is passionate about Youth Leadership and is the immediate Vice-President of the UPSA Law Students Union (LSU). 

“I would advise law students, particularly first year law students to master the art of briefing cases. But even before briefing these cases, they should have read the full case and avoid relying on headnotes. By doing so, they not only appreciate the judgement but they build on their writing skills which is very relevant for answering problem based questions”, said Naziha in an interview with UPSA Law School.

In the next five years, she hopes to be an International Energy Professional and a Lecturer.

She enjoys photography, swimming, horse riding and learning new languages.

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