Ayanleye Stephen Folus, a graduate of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) has revealed that he never had the intention of graduating with a first-class when I got admitted to Futa. All he only wanted was to pass and be relevant in society but as God would have it, he didn’t just come out with first-class but the best in his department.
In an interview with ALLSCHOOL, Ayanleye Stephen Folus shares his journey in making first-class in FUTA and advised students aspiring for such feat.
STAY UPDATED: If you want use to send you your school's latest update on WhatsApp. Then CLICK HERE to join our WhatsApp Update Group Now.
Can we meet you?
My name is Ayanleye Stephen Foluso and I’m a graduate of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Federal University of Technology. I graduated with a first-class and came out as the best student in my department. I never had the intention of graduating with a first-class when I got admitted to Futa, all I ever wanted was to pass and be relevant in the society but as God would have it, I didn’t just come out with first-class but the best in my department.
What was your journey to the university like?
It was a wonderful experience which have imparted my life till now. I made a lot of friends in the University and my First year in the University was stressful for me being a direct entry student because I had to take some courses in 100L which were not easy combining Dem with my 200L courses but when I got to 300L I was balanced I had enough time to do whatever I wanted to do nd I thank God that the journey ended well
What excites you most about your course?
What excited me most about my course is the aspect of research methodology which I learned from my course and personal study because m a researcher because m an inquisitive person and I love to find out ‘why’ this is this and that is that..you understand what I mean
Was there any major decision you took about your academics that helped you eventually?
The major decision I took that really helped was a determination to come out with excellent results and with the help of God, I actualized it
How often were you reading?
Not too often, I rarely read for long hours and I never had specific time I read..I just read at my own convenience for few hours
Apart from academics, were you involved in other activities?
Yea. I was into the business of writing projects for students, preparing and administering questionnaires nd also analyze data gotten from field surveys for project students whereby I earned something for myself and also used to support myself financially in my final year
How social were you?
Not too social..I had friends that were very supportive both academically and financially but I rarely go out with them..m not the club type..I prefer to have fun indoor with my friends
What were your most memorable moments?
It was on convocation day where I was awarded the best graduating student of my department..I was really delighted because I made my mum proud
What will you say to students who also desire excellence?
My advice to students who desire academic excellence is that hard work, determination, and prayer are the keys to success because if you work hard and the place of God is not in it, the person is working in vain..so prayer is very important, never forget God in all you do and don’t forget it is very important that you understand yourself in terms of how you read and how fast you assimilate, never compare yourself with anybody. I pray that God will grant your heart desire in Jesus name.
Ayanleye Stephen can be reached via:
If you have a success story to share with us, just CLICK HERE. Let’s share your story. Inspire someone today.
Thank you so much for reading. We will appreciate it if you share this with your loved ones.