I love records. I remember how I used to covet reading the guiness book of records in school while I was much younger. I just love record makers and record breakers. It could be a record about anything. The good thing about them is that they put you in the spot-light for all to see and emulate…..and that’s exactly where 9 year old Jomiloju is right now.
Jomiloju Tunde-Oladipo of Role Model School, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos, has emerged one of the youngest pupils to obtain the Microsoft Certified Professional certificate. He came tops among 21 pupils who sat for the professional examination in Lagos. He is now a Microsoft office specialist in office word 2010. Jomiloju scored 769 out of 1,000 in the examination held in August 2013.
In his examination score report, the slim-built boy performed well in Sharing and Maintaining Documents, Formatting Content, Applying Page Layout, and Reusable Content, among other subjects. By the feat, Jomiloju has joined the league of young Microsoft certified professionals, including Nigeria’s 10-year-old Anjolaoluwa Seyi-Ojo; an eight-year-old Indian, Lavishnashree, and two Pakistanis, named Arfa and Thobani.
At this point I cant help but shudder at the rate at which youngsters in the world are achieving great feats. The world is still celebrating Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot through the head by the Taliban 12 months ago for daring to speak out on the rights of women, Now at 16, not only has she addressed the United Nations….which by the way is one of my dreams….but she has also been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize
Jomiloju, whose certificate was signed by the Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation, Steven Ballmer, says he did not achieve this feat easily, but through persistence and hard work. He says, “It was not all that easy, because I had attempted the examination last year, I did not make it then. But I remained focused and I put in a lot of hard work”. Microsoft Certified Professional is a certification programme provided by Microsoft Corporation. The certification is tailored towards building skills on Microsoft business solutions, focusing on client-end operating systems such as windows XP, Vista, Windows7 among others.
Jomiloju’s achievement is laudable , especially In a time and age when most kids his age are more pre-occupied with this…….
or being married by this……………..
“At home and in the school, I am always on the computer. After school hours, if am not doing anything, I will go to my Information Communication Technology teacher, to learn more.” Jomiloju sat for the examination when he was in primary Five.
Jomiloju says, “In all, I answered 20 questions, after answering a question, the computer takes you to another one. And at times, there will be an instruction to skip the next question. But the programme still directs one to come back to those questions one had earlier skipped.”
But was he really scared having failed once to meet the cut off mark? He stresses that he was really afraid due to his earlier experience but he was optimistic of having success, because according to him, he has prepared well. He also gives kudos to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tunde-Ladipo, for their support and imbuing in him the ‘can do’ spirit in achieving the success. He says, “My mum and dad were very supportive. They always tell me never to give up and eventually it paid off. Moreover, they had bought the latest Dell laptop. Again, I am always fascinated about computer. The way it works and the process, and the way it organizes data.”
For Jomiloju, he’s not resting on his oars yet, as he says he is still going to seek more Microsoft certifications. “I still want to sit for more examinations. I will still do excel and power points,” he says.
I also hear that Jomiloju’s school (Role Model School, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos) is owned by Rev. Sam Adeyemi’s Daystar Church. If true, then i’m not surprised. Success begets success.
I have one worry though and that’s current state of education in Nigeria. ASUU has been on strike for months now (students are even forgetting their matric numbers) and its not a good motivation for the young man. I just hope that Bill Gates himself will not whizz Jomiloju away to America where the educational environment is far better. At least he’ll have better prospects there……before he evolves to this …………
What do you think guys? …….oh and by the way, what were you doing as a 9 yr old. Probably rolling tyre or playing monkey post…hehhehehehe. Talk true o
So when next Beyonce asks “who runs the world?”…..tell her to move over for the likes of these….
See the amazing stuff other Nigerian Kids have done ……and marvel as you read……
He is a 14 year old primary school boy and a native of Ezza South LGA in Ebonyi State. He lives with both parents in a remote village in Ebonyi State. On one fateful morning, Njoku and his friends were at a riverbank in their neighborhood when they saw a boat mishap. A man and a woman who had earlier come to the river by a motorcycle with the intention of crossing to the other side had boarded the boat and they were being transported with their belongings when the boat capsized. Luckily, the man held on to a trunk in the river but the woman began to drown. Njoku swiftly and instinctively dived into the river and rescued the woman. After taking the woman to the shore, he got a rope and tied one end around his waist and jumped into the river the second time to savage the motorcycle and other belongings of the victims. This feat was applauded by the villagers who had now assembled by the riverbank to pull the loosed end of the rope. Njoku saved the victims and their belongings which had sunk into the river. He dived into the river several times to achieve this feat.
10 year old Ajila Webhe displayed the unthinkable when she assisted in the delivery of her little nephew at the absence of a professional midwife or Precisely on May 8, 2011, about 12:30am, Ajila’s 16 year old sister had gone into labor. With just the two youngsters at home without a car or driver, the circumstance was severe as their family doctor whom Ajila’s sister had called by telephone could not come at that time of the night. Seeing her sister in intense labor pains, Ajila feared she could lose her and summoned up courage to act as a midwife. At about 4:ooam, the contraction had become intense and by 4:30am she had dilated enough for delivering, Ajila took a towel to hold the baby’s head. As her sister pushed, she pulled the baby’s head and in no time, the baby was delivered. She got a scissor to cut the umbilical cord and used a cloth peg to clip it. By 6am, the doctor came to the house to find the baby had been delivered without complications.
Sule Mallam Hamza
When Sule Mallam Hamza set out to the village river for take his bath, he had no clue he was on a mission to save a life. On that fateful day, Sule, his younger brother Musa and some of his friends set out to the river to take their bath when they met a group of young children playing in the shallow edge of the river. Amongst them, a little boy was lured by the others to go to deep side of the river. And there, he began to drown while the others were laughing and having fun not realizing the impending doom. Sule who had seen the incident from a distant realized the little boy was drowning and instinctively swam to him to rescue him not minding his poor swimming skills. By the time, Sule reached the little boy; the boy had drunk so much water while struggling to stay afloat. In the course of rescuing the boy, Sule almost got drowned as the boy’s survival fist was too intense to be controlled. Nevertheless, he succeeded to rescue the little boy to the riverbank where first aid was administered to release water from his stomach. The boy vomited so much water.
He is 14 years Old and lives at Kofar Naisa. He is a native of Sokoto State and attends Arabic School. She lives with her both parent. Mariam was 3 yrs old when she noticed that she was without hands. She inquired from her parents and they made her understand that, that was how she was born. Nature has however compensated her. She is able to manipulate her legs to do things. She started using her two legs to do whatever labor she has to do since she knew she does not have hands to do it. She believes that God has reasons for making her armless so she tries her possible best to engage herself to learn the habit of using her two legs for such purposes. Many household work like pressing of clothes , receiving calls, lighting the stove with matches, cooking, bathing, writing, eating, drinking, infact anything one can do with the hand she does with her legs. (SHE DEMOSTRATES). She said she does not feel the absence of not having hands. She said her source of strength and joy is in her creator who had deposited manipulative skills in her two legs. She believes that there is ability in disability and there is a purpose people like her are created the way they are.
Innate abilities, talents, natural gifts are what describes God given potentials in mankind. Appropriate use therefore of these talents makes an excellent breed of person. She belongs to that rare breed of persons. At just 12 years she is already setting the pace in TV broadcasting. Her name is Treasure Obasi. Her talent made her a discovery and a prominent face on ‘Young Inventors’ a programme she present on network service of the NTA. At the auditioning for the programme, she emerged best among other competitors who were then university undergraduate and already Treasure has presented 20 episodes of the programme to the satisfaction of the teaming viewers and NTA programme directorate. Born on the 13th of February 1998 to the family of Mr. & Mrs. Abasi, Treasure is the first daughter in the family of two children. Her younger brother Sharon was born only two years after. Treasure a student of JSS 3 attends one of the private schools in Lagos. She is indeed a leading light and a brilliant ability deposited in the Nigerian girl child. At the age eight she won the British Airways Essay Competition where she competed with secondary school students. She also won the best reader award for her school as a news caster. Treasure says her interest in broadcasting started when she was in Nursery 2 and just 4 years old. She said she is always fascinated to see news casters on TV cast news without looking at the paper. Her coherence, articulation, flow of thought and delivery at just 12 years made Treasure truthful to her name and a treasure to behold.
It was a fatal accident in 2008, on a lonely road known as High School Road, as Sarah Oladele was going to school at 6.00 am in the . She was only 15 yrs old completed her secondary education in 2010 and lives with her parent on the above address. Her father is an electrician while her mother owns a beer parlor on 148, Yemi Ajibade street Iya Alago B/Stop, Akure. Sarah was going to school that early morning because her teacher asked them to come early morning class. As she was walking on the lonely road that morning to school, Sarah saw a motorcyclist ahead of her knock down a man to the side of the road cyclist sped off. Sarah discovered that the man was unconscious and blood was gushing out of his head. She stood by, stopping cars that were passing by . So Sarah decided to move to the center of the road to stop cars because the victim was already losing a lot of blood. Finally a car stopped for her and she narrated to the driver what happened and immediately the victim was driven to the hospital. At hospital, she went straight to the police head quarters Akure and reported the case at the police station producing the registration number of the motor bike to the police officers on duty. Because as the cyclist took off the first thing Sarah did was to memorize Two days later the Hit through the information given to them by Sarah. The cyclist was escorted to the hospital and was also made to pay the hospital bills of the victim. Sarah later came to check on the victim and discovered his name was Mr. Noah, in SS 2 and attended Winners College Akure. She without stopping to check the man he carried into the car, still unconscious and Sarah secured a vehicle for the victim to the registration number of the motor and Run motorcyclist was whose life was saved by Sarah a very brave girl.
Detimbir Chia rescued 5 passengers alive out of the 18 passengers on board the ill fated military aircraft in 2006.
Wembly Uchenna saved the life of 4 year old Ada who was trapped in a mud without considering the danger of such actions.
Chukwudi Ibobo produces prototypes of toy vehicles such as sports cars, trucks, helicopters, caterpillars, robots of different sizes from scrap metal and wasted items.
Khalil Bala displayed great courage and selflessness by jumping into a burning house to save his sister. His limbs got seriously damaged in the process and had to undergo extensive surgeries in India.Dorcas Ayodele saved her younger brother from an uncontrollable car accident.
Razak Omolade demonstrated strong will power to succeed in the life, even in the face of severe disability.