- Full Name: Dimeji Oloyede Solomon
- Course of Study: Accounting
- Graduation Year: 2013
- Current Professional Title: Treasury Accountant ACCA,ACA
- Name of Employer (or indicate self-employed, retired): Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company
- Phone: 08104036866
Q1: Why did you choose to study at LCU?
I was looking out for an affordable institution with a good academic structure, reasonable student freedom and great facilities. With the testimonies from LCU students during my admission year, I was able to deduce that LCU has got all what I wanted from an institution. Other factors that influenced my decision to study in LCU include: Sports, the Entrepreneurship programme for all students and an uninterrupted academic calendar, free from strikes and other potential delay factors.
Q2: What is your favourite memory of LCU; a class, a lecturer, an activity or an experience?
I will never forget Mr Onamusi's ‘Test of Faith’. It was a mid-semester test that prepared us for the Financial Accounting exam. If you pass your ‘Test of Faith’, you have great chances of passing the course. We prepared for the test like it was the only assessment before us. I never missed Mr Onamusi’s class, he could teach a Nurse Financial Accounting.
Q3: What have you done since graduating from LCU?
After my service year, I pursued an MSc Programme in Accounting and Finance from University of East London. The background knowledge gained from LCU helped me cushion the effects of an international study experience, especially with the independence and self-reliance inherent in the style of Education in the UK. I got certified as a Member with ACCA (Association of Certified Chartered Accountants). I am already an affiliate member with ICAN and will be inducted soon as a full member.
Q4: What is your current job role? And what does it involve?
I currently work as a Treasury Accountant at one of the largest electricity distribution companies in Nigeria, (IBEDC). I am a team member in the treasury unit of Finance and Account Department at the Head Office. I manage the finance part of IBEDC MAP Project (a scheme to meter all unmetered customers). I also manage the Imprest Account Bank Reconciliation for 27 IBEDC business hubs.
Q5: How did your education at LCU help you get to where you are now?
I got a very good foundation from LCU and this prepared me well for many things that came afterwards. The motto of LCU, ‘Knowledge for Self Reliance’ served as my personal watchword and kept me striving for more! I worked on myself, studied a lot, and added to my personal growth. Regardless of the challenge I face, LCU has built in me the character and resilience needed to break any barriers.
Q6: What advice would you give to prospective students of LCU?
They should take advantage of the numerous opportunities available at LCU and enjoy the best academic experience and administrative support. You can be sure that after your graduation, the formidable administrative staff of the university will be quick to respond to any requests you may have as an Alumnus. I can testify to this as I have had experiences with other schools as well. One more thing, location of LCU at the Toll Gate Area of Ibadan is fantastic; it is on the outskirts of Ibadan, and so easily accessible to those who live inside the city and those who live outside Ibadan.
Q7: What advice would you give to LCU’s current students?
The best lecturer might not impact full knowledge without support from the learner. Growth can be influenced by external forces but self-growth and development will take you further. Build more on what you learn and you become complete.
Q8: Mention one or two of your proudest professional or personal accomplishments since graduating from LCU.
Being a member of ACCA and ICAN
Q9: If you had it to do all over again, would you still choose LCU?
I will choose LCU many times again.
Q10: If the opportunity presents itself, will you be happy to support the University or other LCU Alumni?
Definitely, I will be willing to do anything in my capacity.