Nuhu Ibrahim who bagged a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a final CGPA of 4.94 out of 5.00 – the highest ever recorded in the history of ABU since its establishment in 1962, share the secrets behind his outstanding feat.
The rigours and challenges notwithstanding, acquiring a University education has become a standard dream of sorts to be pursued by all means in today’s society. For the few fortunate ones who manage to scale through the various competitive examinations and screenings to eventually become admitted, staying on course and graduating with reasonable grades can be a rough ride; but some even fewer sub-set of humans in the University education system do graduate with the ultimate reward: First Class degrees!
Then there are those really rare species of humans that seem to be born only once in a century or thereabouts, and we call them “geniuses”. The Department of Computer Science happens to have recently produced one of them in the person of Mr. Nuhu Ibrahim (an indigene of Kaduna State, Nigeria) who bagged a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a final CGPA of 4.94 out of 5.00 – the highest ever recorded in the history of ABU since its establishment in 1962.
For about two weeks, Auwal Adamu Gene (Head of Web Management Unit at ICICT) assisted by his crew sought out and was eventually able to sit the young genius down in the comfort of a private office in the heart of Kaduna and conducted a special interview in a bid to discover the secret(s) behind this outstanding feat.
Below are some quotes by Nuhu Ibrahim:
“Being excellent is one thing; having an excellent result is another thing; and achieving this much is something else… The way I see things, excellence entails so much more than having the best results.” – Nuhu Ibrahim
“I realized there were lots of problems in the world today that could be solved through computing. All I was doing was to try and make myself better at all times in that field. I also put excellence in my mind; like I want to make myself better, meet people that I could collaborate with in order to become better, build better things and so on. By so doing it became even easier for me to pass my courses.” – Nuhu Ibrahim
“Second thing is do not make the result thing the only thing. High grades are great, but you need not lose focus when you drop a point or two in a semester… So if I happened to score a little less than 5.00 for a semester, I did not become disappointed; I did not lose my focus or morale to study more and strive for excellence still.” – Nuhu Ibrahim
Go to https://www.abu.edu.ng/special-focus/nuhu-ibrahim/ to read the secret.