Nigerian students are the best you can ever come across. They are resilient, hardworking, enterprising and very brilliant. In spite of the stress they go through they remain happy and enthusiastic. HAPPENINGS MAGAZINE correspondents, Kikelomo Onigbanjo and Odunayo Adeneye visited University of Lagos and meet with Oluwadamilola Arimosoye, who shared her experience as a 100 level Accounting student. Excerpts:
Happenings Magazine: Personal Details:
Oluwadamilola: My name is Oluwadamilola Arimosoye, a student of the University of Lagos. I am in 100 level, department of Accounting.
Happenings Magazine: How has your experience been so far as a student?
Oluwadamilola: My experience so far has been pretty good; the lecture times are quite flexible so we have enough time for ourselves to actually do other things and engage in productive activities.
Happenings Magazine: Do you stay on or off campus?
Oluwadamilola: I stay off campus. Getting to school is not really stressful for me because I stay with my uncle and it is around the school vicinity. I don’t have much problems coming to school.
Happenings Magazine: What kind of relationship do you have with your lecturers?
Oluwadamilola: No personal relationship, just student-lecturer relationship. I keep a low profile so I have never been harassed by any lecturer.
Happenings Magazine: What is the most intense challenge you have faced since you got into school?
Oluwadamilola: Well, I have not really faced any serious challenge like that, because I just got in. But the thing that has been giving me issues is getting an accommodation. Another thing is the distance between our lecture venues. We have to transport ourselves from one venue to the other and it is very time consuming. Sometimes we have two lectures at the same time and the first lecturer has to reduce the time he spends with us so that we can make it to the next class. And if I am not fast enough I will miss the second class. That has been resolved now though.
Happenings Magazine: What other activities do you involve yourself in?
Oluwadamilola: Asides school, I am a Fashion Designer. I make and sell my designs. Like what I am putting on now, I made it. That’s basically what I do after school. I am an entrepreneur.
Happenings Magazine: What is your typical day like?
Oluwadamilola: My typical day is basically from home to class and back home. If I am less busy sometimes, I make use of my time to sew and design.
Happenings Magazine: Are you in a relationship?
Happenings Magazine: That was very emphatic, why not?
Oluwadamilola: Maybe one person has made his intentions known, I don’t know… (General laughter) but I kept all guys in the friend zone till further notice. It is a personal decision…
Happenings Magazine: Are you planning to go into school politics?
Oluwadamilola:I actually want to be a part of the electoral committee for the Students’ Union Government. I wouldn’t want to run for any post though, just to be a member of the electoral committee.
Happenings Magazine: If you are given an opportunity to study Accounting again, will you take it?
Oluwadamilola: I wouldn’t even pick going to school because school is stress. Maybe if I had an option I wouldn’t go to school (general laughter). But since I am in school now I would pick Accounting over and over again.
Happenings Magazine: How do you unwind?
Oluwadamilola: I love playing phone games.
Happenings Magazine: It was a pleasure chatting with you
Oluwadamilola: Yeah, the pleasure is mine.