Nigerian soldier emerges best student in Uganda

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Sgt Jamilu Hassan

By Ismaila Chafe

Informatics Students’ Association, Abuja chapter has honoured Sgt. Jamilu Hassan, who emerged the best student of Bachelor of Information Technology at the International University of East Africa (IUEA), Kampala, Uganda.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports on Sunday in Abuja that Hassan, of the Nigerian Army, who graduated on Feb 10 with a First Class degree after scoring 4.97/5.00 CGPA, is being celebrated by his fellow Informatics Students.

The Chairman of the association, Malam Goni Isah commended the excellent performance of Hassan, saying that Nigerian students were proud of his excellent performance.

“We know what Hassan can do as an IT student. He is a good programmer, especially in Web Development.

“We have been participating in different projects together. Hassan is one of the best students at informatics in his time. The sky is your limit my brother. Keep it up,’’ he added.

According to him, Hassan’s academic excellence is worthy of emulation by his colleagues in the Nigerian army and the youth across the country.

Isah also commended the Nigerian Army for allowing Hassan to pursue his academic career abroad, adding that such opportunities should continue to be extended to other soldiers, particularly the junior officers.

According to him, this will enable them achieve academic excellence in various fields of human endeavours.

He pledged that the association would continue to honuor its members, who excel so as to encourage others to pursue academic excellence within and outside the country.

NAN observed that Sgt. Hassan, 32, is also being celebrated on social media by his alma-mater, colleagues and friends.

Mr Okopa Micheal, the Director Quality Assurance and Acting Academic Registrar of IUEA, described Hassan as “a focused and hard working student and with this performance, the sky is his limit’’.

A colleague of Hassan, Oguntuase Ojo said, “I am not surprised because I know you are an Information Technology Guru. Keep it up.’’

Ibrahim Ibrahim, one of Hassan’s kinsmen and a teacher in Jigawa, commended him for bringing glory to Nigeria through his excellent performance in Uganda.

“It did not come as a surprise, this is not the first time you have received an award of academic excellence even in the military. Keep it up, with God everything is possible,’’ Ibrahim said.

Hassan was born in Jigawa in 1985 and attended Kamara Primary School Gombe from 1990 to 1996 before proceeding to Army Day Secondary School, Bukavo Barracks, Kano from 1998 to 2004.

He enlisted into the Nigerian Army on Feb. 28, 2005 as a member of 56 Regular Recruit Intake and was posted to the Nigerian Army Corps of Military Police where he was trained as a criminal investigator.

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  • ita ekpo

    Is this soldier a white Nigerian or a black nigerian. Why is it that only name with Mohamed are they only one to train in this field. Are they Nigerian army saying Christian can not be trained in these field. Which I know will be doing better than any other soldier. But only fear of Christian religion.

    • Moses2Ola_74Fam


      • ita ekpo

        Is possible to deny as he not bring letter from emir,President,vice president,,iG,and top member of the senior forces. With mohamed you are recognize. What a corruption party ApC.

  • Mohammed Manir

    U are a fanatic is ur type that is bringing prblm in d country what those religion has to do with this issue? @ ita

    • ita ekpo

      Are you for truth or you are like laI lie Mohamed. Who alway turn white to black. I am telling you this with experience. How do i bring trouble to the country when truth is voice our. I will give some instances about this. When i finish school in 1980. There is no forces I have never tried. Even before they call those people to assemble the first thing they will do is this. Is they anybody who bring letter from present to the top. After that those people are call out to attend to. The next thing you see is koboko to move line backward. What next bribe pour in. After that you are being chase out. Are you going to tell me today recruitment is difference from the previous. I will also outline to your knowledge that WAI. I was a victim. If as at that time we have strong vice president that is late tunde idiagbon people took bribe to set victim free. What will it be now buhari is President. The most corrupt job is war against indiscipline. The only reason I was throw into jail was because I did not have Money. Once you have money you are innocent. My bro is not everything you see you have to say. If you contain with corrupt people like APC party. You can keep quiet but for me. I will not. Is not that I hate buhari because he is from the North. To be frank when I we’re in primary school my friend was from sokoto state. Those Hausa people who used to sell Ankara. If you see truth you can not say you have yourself to blame.

    • ita ekpo

      Another instances I will make it to your knowledge is police recruitment. When the police recruiter came to me. He told me that I’m not tall. But the officer who told me i’ m not tall. I look his high but I am taller than him. Let put you to this interpretation what it mean. Meaning if I have money i will be recruited into police force. Can you see how tricky police is. Since I did not have not letter from nobody. I have to quietly leave. You can see the technicalogy of corruption can be twisted by police.