Story of the week
My dad encouraged me to love my course –Oluwatobi, first class graduate
Alabi Oluwatobi, 21, graduated with a first class from the Department of Sociology, Landmark University, Omu Aran, Kwara State, in the 2013/2014 academic session with a 4.73 CGPA.
He tells TUNDE AJAJA about what attracted him to Sociology
My dream was to be a lawyer, even though my teachers in primary school wanted me to study medicine. However, I applied for admission to study Law at the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, but it didn’t work. I also tried Nassarawa State University and the University of Abuja for Law but to no avail. But when I had given up on securing admission into the university at that time, that was when I was offered International Relations in Landmark University and I took it. It was in the course of the programme that I learnt that I was originally admitted for Sociology, so I started preparing for another Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination to apply for Law in another school, but in my 100 level, I was privileged to have lecturers who changed my perception about Sociology and they made me realise the great and divergent potentials inherent in the course, so I gave it a try. Since then, I’ve been in love with the course, even though my dad wanted his children to study professional courses. I discovered God let things work in my favour. If I’m going to do any postgraduate course, it will be in Sociology.
Punch web article of October 10, 2015
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