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Dear Sir/Ma,

LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FOR XXXXXX XXXXXXX

I have known xxxxxx xxxxxxx for a while, as one of his teachers in the department of economics and I see the same spark and hunger to succeed in his eyes as I see in all great men. I dare to inform you that my opinion is a shared one amongst members of staff and the student body. Amongst his cohort, he was voted in as most likely to succeed and most likely to be on the news for a positive achievement  which is in line with the perception that he is a remarkable young man who combines a high level of intellect with outstanding leadership abilities and an enviable character.

This is further demonstrated by his feat in the graduating class of 2016 as he was the only member of his class who graduated with a first class amongst the other numerous awards including one in recognition of his leadership skills, abc prize for leadership. He was a leader in his group and an executive member of the legislative arm of the largest students association in sub Saharan Africa. As the president of his state economics student’s association, I have seen him exemplify leadership. His approach to leadership is a novel one. He was at the forefront of every meeting and had not only group discussions but one on one session with the members of his executives, staff advisers and patrons. He is a rare example of leadership by servitude. He sees projects through to the end and does not hesitate to take on the more challenging tasks himself.

The motto of the University of xxxxxxx is  xxxxxx, which means for industry and sound judgment expects graduates to be diligent and wise and this man is a true ambassador of this, he is honest, accepts his mistakes instead of blaming others, quick to take charge and goal oriented. He is also not easily intimidated or timid as he frequently asks questions about grey areas either from his junior colleagues or well knowledgeable individuals

He was involved in entrepreneurship, co-founding a fast-food business and a free student’s magazine. He is not scared to take risks, and had to man his fast himself on numerous occasions when they were short staffed. He is the only person I know of who read books on cooking recipes for almost 6 months before deciding to kick start his and that was why he was able to blow away all competitions within a short period of starting. However despite all these, he is far from perfect but he makes up for this with his humility and willingness to learn. He however sometimes may appear to be too focused. He also sometimes tends to be a little bit withdrawn at times and blunt with words. The road to his present self may have been rough and the weather may have been harsh, but he pulled through and that is why I am confident that he is a perfect fit for the Rhodes scholarship, character wise and academically.

I, therefore, recommend him for the aforementioned graduate programme and request that you consider the same.

Thank you.