- Full Name: Modinat Iyabo BADIRU-ADEBAYO
- Course of Study:Educational Management/English Studies
- Graduation Year: 2009
- Current Professional Title: Teacher
- Name of Employer (or indicate self-employed, retired): Oyo State TESCOM
- Phone: 08030777454
Q1: Why did you choose to study at LCU?
It was the best place for me to study. The atmosphere was and still is very conducive for learning. There were seasoned lecturers who gave us close monitoring and thorough and superb supervision and instruction.
Q2: What is your favourite memory of LCU; a class, a lecturer, an activity or an experience?
My favourite memory of LCU is the course ware that students receive in the first week of each semester. This courseware included all the topics to be covered in the semester, recommended textbooks, supplemental reading materials and twelve tutorial questions which help to guide studying and exam preparation. This courseware allowed me to read as wide as possible on the topics and get a very sound knowledge base. It also made it possible for me to excel in my exams. I also have fond memories of a field trip with DrMrs. Olesin, to Ibadan International School, Iyagankuand Franco-African international school, a French school at Onireke, Ibadan.
Q3: What have you done since graduating from LCU?
Before my appointment with the Oyo State Government, I was a full-fledged writer with over eight titles to my credit, one of which was approved for secondary school students in Oyo state. I worked as an Administrative officer at Ikire Progressive Union and also taught at very notable schools in Ibadan.
Q4: What is your current job role? And what does it involve?
I teach English Studies and Literature-in-English. This could be very challenging, reason being that I am always considered for terminal classes: JSS3 (Grade 9), SS2 (Grade 11) and SS3 (Grade 12) because of my vast teaching experience and Subject matter knowledge. Other major roles attached to my work include the handling of students’admissions processing and some other statutory work.
Q5: How did your education at LCU help you get to where you are now?
I studied Education at Lead City University and I was well trained. There is nothing new in the big wide world that fazes me; LCU prepared me well for my career in teaching. LCU is the first university to provide entrepreneurial studies for students and this has helped me greatly since I left the University. Not long after graduation, I set up my own bookshop; I also offer educational consultancy, printing and publishing services. I picked up the vital skills necessary to be successful in business while studying at LCU.
Q6: What advice would you give to prospective students of LCU?
The school was great then and I hear it is even better now than how I left it. Graduates of LCU’s academic and professional programmes are hot cakes in the job market. My advice to prospective students is that they should grab the opportunity to study at LCU and they will be amazed at how their careers will take off after university.
Q7: What advice would you give to LCU’s current students?
Current students should see the learning environment in LCU as an abode, as home, where they can feel safe and thrive and they should grab all the opportunities to learn and to grow. LCU is a world in itself. Education at LCU is practicum embedded.
Q8: Mention one or two of your proudest professional or personal accomplishments since graduating from LCU.
Poise and entrepreneurship classes with DrOwolabi helped me massively. Apart from being a civil servant, I also own the one and only Bookshop in Oluyole Local Government. I also offer educational consultancy, printing and publishing services.
Q9: If you had it to do all over again, would you still choose LCU?
Yes, most definitely!
Q10: If the opportunity presents itself, will you be happy to support the University or other LCU Alumni?
Yes, most definitely!