Nigerian Student, 22, gets Blacks academic achievement award

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Computer Genius: Ayodele

A Nigerian young graduate has been nominated for a special  Academic Achievement Awards in the United Kingdom.

Ayodele Adegboye 22, who is resident in the United Kingdom was nominated for the 6th annual London Schools and the Black Child Academic Achievement Awards (LSBC).

His name was announced at the House of Commons on Friday 30 September 2011.

Over 400 black youths were nominated and Ayodele made it to the final 4 in the Degree Level category.

Ayodele who achieved a 2.1 degree in BSc Computer Network, Management & Design from Portsmouth University, UK was praised by Host and founder of LSBC, Dianne Abbot, MP for Hackney & Stoke Newington for his academic achievements.

Dianne in her complimentary message said Ayodele stood to step in the shoes of  “Steve Jobs”, the renowned computer an phone guru.

Ayodele had won the regional heats in “WorldSkills UK” and then qualified for the national competition. As a result, he became 1 of the 4 to represent the UK in the World Series.

The LSBC Awards are part of a broader initiative to raise educational standards and encourage young Black people to achieve their full potential. The Awrd since its inception has got world acclaim for its motivating goal encouraging and empowering black children across United Kingdom.

By Dare Lasisi.