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Babcock’s Best Graduating Student Has Never Kissed A Man by AngelicaDivine(f): 5:43am On Jun 04, 2013
Last Sunday’s convocation of Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo, Ogun State, was a potpourri of emotions. For some, it was expectedly exciting. Shouts of joy, mixed with backslapping and hugging, were not in short supply.


At the carnival-like 11th convocation, 1,359 students were awarded first degrees. Twenty got postgraduate diplomas, 71 obtained Master’s degrees in various disciplines while another set of 41 got PhD degrees in various disciplines.

The cynosure of all eyes were, however, a 20-year-old lady, Omobola Oduyoye, who emerged the best graduating student after scoring a Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.92, and Nuhu Benjamin, who won the President’s Award for securing the overall best performances in leadership, academics, community and spiritual services.

Oduyoye, an indigene of Ilisan-Remo, Ikenne Local Government Area of the state, was awarded a first class degree in Public Health, while Nuhu also got a first degree in Christian Religious Studies.

Speaking with our correspondent after she received the Senior Vice-President’s Prize as the graduate with the highest overall CGPA, Oduyoye said commitment, discipline, hard work and focus – combined with what she called God’s grace – fetched her the award.

“Motivation from my parents, lecturers and course mates also helped me. Healthy competition from my course mates such as Akomolafe Damilola, who also obtained a CGPA of 4.60 , also enhanced my performance.

“I have a lot of respect for her because she is a mature married woman and a nurse. In spite of her age, she related well with us and she was very focused. Each time I looked at her, I felt like I should ask government to stop admitting fresh secondary school leavers straight into the university. They should be asked to do the A/Level or ordinary diploma programme before they enrol at the university,” she said.

Oduyoye, who aspires to become the nation’s health minister some day, noted that she would change the face of the nation’s health sector, particularly child and maternal health if given the chance.

“I’m from this town. I only lived the first six years of my life in Ghana and since then I’ve been here and I see a lot of challenges poor women and children go through daily. I want to make health delivery accessible, affordable and extremely cheap for our children and women. I will fight corruption in the health sector and ensure that our children and their mother don’t die again from preventable diseases,” she added.

This desire could explain why each time she and her colleagues had to embark on a field work, Oduyoye always ensured that children and young mothers were her target.

“Though I don’t have money to give them, I always organise seminar and workshop to train them on hygiene, oral health and how to handle preventable diseases. We at times give them off-the-counter drugs. But if God permits and I become the health minister, I’ll work hard to ensure better health service delivery for Nigerians,” she noted.
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On how she handled pressure from male students and lecturers, Oduyoye, who had her primary and secondary school education at Babcock Primary School and Babcock University High School, stated that though she had so many male friends, she avoided getting intimate with them.

“I have a number of friends – including male students but I always draw a line between friendship for academic advancement and immoral relationship. I’m not abusive; neither am I a snub. But I don’t encourage any relationship that will distract me from my studies. I don’t encourage any action that can suggest to you that I’m a cheap commodity. I also ensure that I don’t go alone anywhere or follow anybody to dark corners even if she is a girl like me.

“It may sound funny to you, I have never kissed anyone in my life and I have not been kissed by anybody. I thank God for the grace He gives me to achieve this because I know that some people will say it is not easy but with God all things are possible,” the 20-year-old fresh graduate added[/b].

Oduyoye advised young girls to abstain from sex, face their studies and respect people and honour God. But the lady, whose father is a lecturer in the Business Administration Department at Babcock, has a word for the management of the institution.

She stated, “They should relax the rules. Specifically, I don’t see any reason why a female student should not keep long hairs. Do you know it is so bad that security men on campus can stop a student and cut off her hair? This is not good. After all, undergraduates are no longer in the secondary school.”

Oduyoye however urged the university to sustain its dress code, though she wants students to be forced into engaging in physical activities. This, she said, is based on the result of a research she did in her final year.

“I did a project on the effect of physical inactivity among Babcock University students and my findings revealed that many of us were not physically active and this has implication for our academics, health and general wellbeing. The university should therefore invest more in sports and possibly compel everybody to participate in sports.

“They should also reduce the sale of fatty foods such as hamburger, doughnut, eggroll and meat-pie on campus. The scriptural and inspirational write ups on billboards in open spaces on campus are good but they should add educational health tips too,” she noted.

The former Governor of Cross River State, Mr. Donald Duke, was honoured with the honoraris causa of the institution for his distinguished public service works. He gave a lecture where he advised African leaders to work for the development of their people.

He also challenged the graduating students never to emulate corrupt leaders but to be passionate and committed to their vision.

Earlier, Makinde had told the gathering, including the Chancellor, BU, Pastor Gilbert Wari; the institution’s Pro-Chancellor, Dr. Oyeleke Owolabi; representative of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; and vice-chancellors of some Nigerian universities, that as is the tradition with the citadel, none of the graduating students had Third Class degree.

It was learnt that students whose CGPA was within the third class degree were given automatic extra year. According to Makinde, the institution is committed to its mission to produce graduates that have competence, character and commitment.

He told the gathering that all the programmes on offer in the institution had been accredited by the NUC. He also commended philanthropists, including Chief Kessignton Adebutu, Dr. Alex Otti and Alhaji Aliko Dangote, for their contributions towards the development of the university.
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Source: http://infonigeria24.com/ive-never-kissed-a-man-in-my-life-babcocks-best-graduating-student/

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Re: Babcock’s Best Graduating Student Has Never Kissed A Man by thelonestranger: 7:30am On Jun 04, 2013
Not even kissed your dad ? Shame!

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Re: Babcock’s Best Graduating Student Has Never Kissed A Man by Kpac(m): 7:43am On Jun 04, 2013
This is just one of the most innovative piece we all need to read to remind us of how important and rewarding good character and values is.
An explicit role model to our kids and to the future of our country.
I raise my cap for you in respect,Omobola,for the road to your achievements was a tough one.Congratulations and want to see more of you in the nearest future.

96 views and not one response ? Where are they ? Those corrupted, over zealous, unserious, bad example, rotten life carriers and no morale members of Niaraland ?

Am I suprised, you all are missing on this kinds of topic ? You obviously don't know what to say for your stupidity would be too exposed if you made comments.

If this was an immoral topic like "My brothers fiancee is in love with me" or "Son sleeps with mother for 5 years" or "Dad impregnates his 5 daughters" or "My neighbours 16yr daughter is seducing me" or "My boss wife invites me to an Hotel" and all its likes....you would have all been present here and the pages of this toic would have been running up in high speed, so much of those "Big smile" icons would have flooded the topic and the wrong and corrupt flow of adrenalin in your body would have been obvious. You would have been so happy with the immorality and shower undivided number of praises of the performer of the immoral act.

When I see what your irresponsible, corrupt government say on paper, I become so furious on how gullible these leaders take Nigerians for, but when i come down to Nairaland to read your equally corrupt, insensible posts........all i could say is "Lord have mercy !"

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Re: Babcock’s Best Graduating Student Has Never Kissed A Man by Nobody: 7:45am On Jun 04, 2013
:o4.92 on a scale of 5?? shocked

Are they being dashed those marks or something? Hiiiaaaann private Uni-whatever

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Re: Babcock’s Best Graduating Student Has Never Kissed A Man by Chubhie: 7:47am On Jun 04, 2013
Life is give and take. If not being kissed by a guy is the price you pay for this success good for you.... This is hoping you dont go gaga and lose focus from the moment a guy kisses you. Enjoy your success.

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Re: Babcock’s Best Graduating Student Has Never Kissed A Man by Nobody: 7:49am On Jun 04, 2013
Kpac: This is just one of the most innovative piece we all need to read to remind us of how important and rewarding good character and values is.
An explicit role model to our kids and to the future of our country.
I raise my cap for you in respect,Omobola,for the road to your achievements was a tough one.Congratulations and want to see more of you in the nearest future.

96 views and not one response ? Where are they ? Those corrupted, over zealous, unserious, bad example, rotten life carriers and no morale members of Niaraland ?

Am I suprised, you all are missing on this kinds of topic ? You obviously don't know what to say for your stupidity would be too exposed if you made comments.

If this was an immoral topic like "My brothers fiancee is in love with me" or "Son sleeps with mother for 5 years" or "Dad impregnates his 5 daughters" or "My neighbours 16yr daughter is seducing me" or "My boss wife invites me to an Hotel" and all its likes....you would have all been present here and the pages of this toic would have been running up in high speed, so much of those "Big smile" icons would have flooded the topic and the wrong and corrupt flow of adrenalin in your body would have been obvious. You would have been so happy with the immorality and shower undivided number of praises of the performer of the immoral act.

When I see what your irresponsible, corrupt government say on paper, I become so furious on how those gullible these leaders take Nigerians for, but when i come down to Nairaland to read your equally corrupt, insensible posts....all i could say is "Lord have mercy !"


Guy, you're not far from the truth but remember, everyone is at liberty to do what they like. Some choose to view without commenting, some choose not to open this post, etc.

No one is compelled on NL. I feel your pain but freedom...

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Re: Babcock’s Best Graduating Student Has Never Kissed A Man by Ajibel(m): 8:02am On Jun 04, 2013
Congrats to her and hope she achieves her goal of revamping the Health section...

But telling us she hasn't kissed at age 20 is no big deal. I have cousins and bro yet to marry who are in their late twenties but claim not to have kissed a girl too.
I can also claim not to have taken a picture with any girl until I graduated from secondary school too cool

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Re: Babcock’s Best Graduating Student Has Never Kissed A Man by effisyman: 8:05am On Jun 04, 2013
Guys, the lady deserve some commendation and praise.

But not kissing a man is not the reason for her success, surely there are millions of people out there who achieve one feat or the other and still got involved with the opposite sex.

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Re: Babcock’s Best Graduating Student Has Never Kissed A Man by Temismith: 8:32am On Jun 04, 2013
Shey kama salo ni abi ka duro ? undecided

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Re: Babcock’s Best Graduating Student Has Never Kissed A Man by Nobody: 8:35am On Jun 04, 2013
I'm so impressed about the achievement of this young scholar, not easy to be morally upright in this age & time.. I'm also alarmed that no one graduated with a 3rd class, it means the system has been so structured for there student, and there certificate ll remain relevant after schooling,it comes at a price though. Public universities should also emulate this style as well, many students who graduates in public sch with a 3rd class can't use there certificate for anything, when coys recruits, they hardly include a 2:2, not to talk of a 3rd class.
The private sch graduates are the ones dominating job fairs cos they are favored both in age & class of degree.

It so sad for the kid that lost 8 family members in a day when coming to celebrate with him, he will be dying of guilt, so sad.. May God comfort the lad, and what is it with schools in ogun state during convocation, just 2 months ago, a boy at the olabisi onabanjo university also lost 8 of his family member en route his convocation ceremony in ago iwoye, Ogun state

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Re: Babcock’s Best Graduating Student Has Never Kissed A Man by DICKtator: 8:42am On Jun 04, 2013
She has never kissed a man ? so logically, no man has been willingly to give her a kiss cos most times it is the guys that initiates the move. Well, I CAN UNDERSTAND, for apparent reasons!!!
Kudos to her though!!!!
grin grin grin grin

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Re: Babcock’s Best Graduating Student Has Never Kissed A Man by Adufaye(m): 8:42am On Jun 04, 2013
Congrat babe........bt just knw †ђξ moment Y̶̲̥̅̊o̶̲̥̅̊и̣̣̣̣̥... Kiss one,Y̶̲̥̅̊o̶̲̥̅̊и̣̣̣̣̥... Wil kiss many!!! †ђξ nxt tin wil b......Men r dsame aΩ̴̩̩̩̥d̶̲̥̅̊ wicked......!
Re: Babcock’s Best Graduating Student Has Never Kissed A Man by DICKtator: 8:47am On Jun 04, 2013
Mumu Journalist. Some is in a state of "fresh" grief and you still want to do your job? So lucky he was in a civilized environment. He would have been beaten like his colleague who wanted to snap the dana airline victims at the hospital!!
grin grin grin grin
Re: Babcock’s Best Graduating Student Has Never Kissed A Man by Frosti(m): 9:13am On Jun 04, 2013
Ok, we have heard.
Re: Babcock’s Best Graduating Student Has Never Kissed A Man by lumideezle(m): 9:40am On Jun 04, 2013
Let's see how rich or successful she would be 5 years from now. If this Useless country won't shoot her stars from d sky with unemployment issues.

My advice 2 her is if u can afford it get out of this country Niaja is not ready 4 a Hero, our leaders are still preoccupied with stealing public funds don't let them kill ur shine

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Re: Babcock’s Best Graduating Student Has Never Kissed A Man by Nobody: 10:27am On Jun 04, 2013
Kpac: This is just one of the most innovative piece we all need to read to remind us of how important and rewarding good character and values is.
An explicit role model to our kids and to the future of our country.
I raise my cap for you in respect,Omobola,for the road to your achievements was a tough one.Congratulations and want to see more of you in the nearest future.

96 views and not one response ? Where are they ? Those corrupted, over zealous, unserious, bad example, rotten life carriers and no morale members of Niaraland ?

Am I suprised, you all are missing on this kinds of topic ? You obviously don't know what to say for your stupidity would be too exposed if you made comments.

If this was an immoral topic like "My brothers fiancee is in love with me" or "Son sleeps with mother for 5 years" or "Dad impregnates his 5 daughters" or "My neighbours 16yr daughter is seducing me" or "My boss wife invites me to an Hotel" and all its likes....you would have all been present here and the pages of this toic would have been running up in high speed, so much of those "Big smile" icons would have flooded the topic and the wrong and corrupt flow of adrenalin in your body would have been obvious. You would have been so happy with the immorality and shower undivided number of praises of the performer of the immoral act.

When I see what your irresponsible, corrupt government say on paper, I become so furious on how those gullible these leaders take Nigerians for, but when i come down to Nairaland to read your equally corrupt, insensible posts........all i could say is "Lord have mercy !"

HYPOCRITE

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Re: Babcock’s Best Graduating Student Has Never Kissed A Man by Nobody: 11:02am On Jun 04, 2013
Who hid my post here?

I need an explanation for such censorship!
Re: Babcock’s Best Graduating Student Has Never Kissed A Man by Fussbot: 11:57am On Jun 04, 2013
Y u no kuku close the thread wen u don hide all d posts finish?

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Re: Babcock’s Best Graduating Student Has Never Kissed A Man by Scarpon(m): 5:06pm On Jun 04, 2013
me too never kissed a girl before

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