Despite challenges and other many hiccups faced while he was an undergraduate, Omeiza Aliyu bagged a first class degree in Mass Communication from the Bayero University Kano (BUK).
Aliyu who graduated with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.51has become the third student to graduate with a first class division in his faculty since its establishment in 1975.He has joined the Chief Whip, House of Representatives, Alhassan Doguwa, and Victor Olunloye, who bagged first class degrees in 1990 and 2010 respectively.
A native of Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State, Aliyu lost his father in 1999; leaving the mother to bear the responsibilities of raising the family.Describedas a genius by his level coordinator, Aliyu said he owes his academic success to God.
“I owe my success to God Almighty who has been my strength all this while,” Aliyu said.“With all sense of humility, I believe God has destined me to be what I am today in fulfilment of His plans.I must admit it was tough, but through persistence, hard work and prayers, I was able to achieve my goal,” he added.
“It was really not easy because along the line there were so many hiccups and so many challenges, but with God’s help, I was able to overcome them.”
Aliyu submitted thus, “my mother has been my strength and the backbone that supported me all this while through my primary school, secondary and to the tertiary level, and Glory be to Allah for crowning her effort.”
Commenting on his sterling academic feat, Ashir Ashir, his level coordinator, stated: “I discovered him at the end of first semester exams of his level 100, when he posted 5.00 and had since monitored and mentored him till the end.”
“Omeiza is highly intelligent, a bookworm, a genius that is highly conscious of his background and I’m not surprised he joined the exclusive class of Mass Communication graduates at the end of his programme,” he concluded.