Mother of two emerges best graduating student at Babcock

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Edafe Dogo, mother of two has proved to the world that parenting shouldn’t be a stumbling block for attaining academic success as she has now graduated as the overall best student in the 2018/2019 with a cumulative grade point average of 4.95 from Babcock University in Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State.


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Dogo, who became the best of 1,926 students is also a staff of the school, said she chose Business Education because of her love for teaching, a trait she picked from her mother who was an elementary school teacher.



BlackBox Nigeria gathered from her interview with pressmen on the convocation ground that attaining this unprecedented feat was due to her undying passion for what she as every class and examination was enjoyable.



“When the results started rolling out I was amazed and just surrendered to God’s will. This is simply God’s will, there is nothing super about me,” Dogo revealed.


On his part, the Secretary to the Federal Government of Nigeria, Mr Boss Mustapha, said it was essential that the government ensured that the standard of education was not lowered.


Mustapha advised,


“One of the things we need to do is to ensure we prepare our graduates in every stratum of our educational system for the world market. That means we have to give them skills or resources to be able to face the challenges of employability. It is not only about graduating with a certificate if you don’t have the desired skills to be employable it constitutes a problem.


“Our education system should tilt towards the direction of making our graduates skilled in such a way that they will not rely on the government for employment but become entrepreneurs and job creators.”


The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Ademola Tayo, said he expected the students to become job creators rather than job seekers because they were taught entrepreneurship. “Most times education in Nigeria trains only the head alone without training the hand and heart that is why some are very clever mentally but they are not able to use their hand to add value to the society. Babcock believes in holistic education, training the whole man; the physical, spiritual and social aspects of man, so that wherever they find themselves they can cohabit with other people.

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