Bose Micheal celebrates academic accolade

The end always justifies the means and so it was for Bose Micheal as she bagged a Masters degree in health administration from the University of Phoenix recently. The commencement ceremony which held at the expansive American Airline Center in Dallas attracted close family, friends and well wishers.

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Great ife commissions software engineering center

The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife Osun State Nigeria recently hosted the Commissioning of its all new Centre of Excellence in Software Engineering .The commissioning coincided with the 50th anniversary of the great tertiary establishment.

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According to sources, the center which costs about N600M was constructed in partnership with the World Bank and Skye Bank Plc.

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It has been set up with the goal of creating an enabling environment that supports knowledge impartation in the areas of science and technology, using ICT-driven participatory and students centered teaching and learning approaches.

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Professor G.A. Aderounmu, the director of the institution’s ICT, said the facility will assist the nation in building national capacities through postgraduate trainings, post-doctoral researches, short term trainings, conferences and workshops in software engineering.

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He added the centre will run programmes in various areas including educational software development, applications, networking and internet.

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Chelsea Ndiulor Graduation Celebration

Cedar Hill, TX – Not long after a grand commencement ceremony from the Mansfield Timberview High school that took place at the ultramodern MISD performing arts center, Chelsea Ndiulor and family hosted guests to a home party celebrating her achievements. Chelsea will be moving on to Texas A&M University were she is expected to study Bio-medical sciences. Congratulations.

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by Tosan Aduayi and Ben Ojirika for Trendy Africa Media.

Nigerian Wins Literary Prize

US-based Nigerian writer Tope Folarin has won this year’s prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing. He received the £10,000 ($15,000) prize for his short story Miracle, set in an evangelical Nigerian church in the US state of Texas. The judges described it as a “delightful and beautifully paced narrative”.

Mr. Folarin was among five writers short-listed for the prize, regarded as Africa’s leading literary award. Three other Nigerians were short-listed – Elnathan John for Bayan Layi, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim for The Whispering Trees and Chinelo Okparanta for America.

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Sierra Leone’s Pede Hollist was the only non-Nigerian short-listed for his short story Foreign Aid. Ms Okparanta was the only female contender. The chair of judges, Gus Casely-Hayford, awarded Mr. Folarin the prize at a dinner held at the Bodleian Library at Oxford University in the UK.

“Tope Folarin’s Miracle is another superb Caine Prize winner – a delightful and beautifully paced narrative, that is exquisitely observed and utterly compelling,” he said. In Miracle, a congregation gathers at a church to witness the healing powers of a blind pastor-prophet.

“Religion and the gullibility of those caught in the deceit that sometimes comes with faith rise to the surface as a young boy volunteers to be healed and begins to believe in miracles,” the Caine Prize said in a statement. This is the second consecutive year that a Nigerian has won the prize.

Last year’s winner was Rotimi Babatunde for his story Bombay’s Republic – about Nigerian soldiers who fought in the Burma campaign during World War II.

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Celebrating Oyin Akinseye and her academic excellence

Listed as one of the top 10 graduating students from Frisco High School in 2013, there was every cause for the proud parents of Oyindamola Nicole Akinseye to walk on the clouds as they celebrated in grand style at the exclusive  Lone Star Ranch in North Dallas.

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Nicole’s accolades include; Summa Cum Laude, National Honor Graduate, National merit scholar, Presidents Education Scholar Award for outstanding academic Excellence, University Interscholastic league Scholar Award for exemplary academic achievement, The State of Texas House of representative award for academic excellence, and Health Occupation students of America Award.

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Graduation reception for Macaulay Okwah

Heath, TX – It’s been one busy graduation season in the U.S.A. but of particular reference is the impressive report from graduates of African decent. For Chief Mac Okwah and Lolo Ebele Okwah, it was a source of joy to honor their son; Macaulay Nnaemeka Okwah who graduated from Rockwall-Heath High School.

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The Okwah’s hosted friends and well wishers to a swanky party at the family home in Heath, Texas. In typical fashion, guests had more than enough of assorted drinks including products from the family owned “Oasis Winery”.

by Tosan Aduayi for Trendy Africa Media.

Bradley Mayowa Thorpe Celebrates Educational Advancement

Grand Prairie, TX – its that season where accolades are celebrated in the USA. The packaging of commencement ceremonies is a pride to behold and therefore it was no new thing to witness the joy and pride of the Thorpe family of Dallas as they witnessed their son; Bradley strut the stage to collect his diploma. For Kola and Ronke Thorpe, emotions could not hide as the name of their son was announced at the grand Verizon theatre. Bradley Jide Thorpe received top honors in the category of Summa Cum Laude as well as a great Texas Scholar.

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Nigerians excelling academically in the US

It’s graduation season in the USA and a great time for celebration, thanksgiving and reminiscing into the future. It is also worthy of note that a great number of African names especially Nigerians are mentioned during the honor role.

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Chelsea Ndiulor and family

Worthy of note is that of 24 year old Uwa Osamede Imafidon, who just graduated from the University of Texas in Arlington with a Master’s degree in Microbiology and a GPA of 4.0.

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Oyindamola Nicole Akinseye  - Summa Cum Laude, Top 10 graduate of Frisco high school ,National Honor Graduate, National merit scholar, Presidents Education Scholar Award for outstanding academic Excellence, University Interscholastic league Scholar Award for exemplary academic achievement, The State of Texas House of representative award for academic excellence ,Health Occupation students of America Award.

At the recent Timberview High School class of 2013 graduation in Mansfield Texas, Moyinoluwa Adetiba and Chealsea Ndiulor where honored with Magna Cum Laude and Cum Laude respectively. There are hundreds of other commendable mentions too.

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Bradley Mayowa Thorpe and family

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Macauley Okwah and family

I strongly recommend that the Nigerian Government should institute a scholarship or grant to encourage such feats abroad and attract this crop of dynamic, young and brilliant minds to return home and contribute positively to the economic growth of the country.

by Tosan Aduayi for Trendy Africa Media