Ifeoluwa Akande Defends his MSc Degree in Architecture at The Bells University of Technology, Ota, Nigeria. About Ifeoluwa…
The Video shows The Bells University of Technology Graduate – Ifeoluwa Akande defending his Master of Science Degree in Architecture.
Ifeoluwa – Fond of holding a pencil, ruler and a sharpener from his early childhood days – those were the essential tools which followed me around as a child whilst I imagined, designed and drew my perfect dream house. ‘The architect must be a prophet…if he can’t see at least ten years ahead don’t call him architect’- Frank L. Wright.
Today, architecture has become my way of life- a natural choice for me; I love the thrill of solving a problem in planning and designing of spaces. I enjoy doing it with an imagination and enthusiasm. No wonder I found it relatively easy to successfully contribute my own quota to the development and training of junior colleagues in the schools of architecture (LAUTECH, BELLSTECH) while simultaneously sharing ideas with mates and humbly learning from my teachers.
Born and bred in Ibadan where I had my primary and secondary school education; Christ Church Primary School and Ibadan Christ Apostolic Grammar School. I proceeded to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso where I studied architecture between 2004 and 2009. I was one of the few well graduated students and a one-time president, Faculty of Environmental Sciences Students Association. I have perpetually being privileged to lead at every stage of my life. My view of leadership has always being service to humanity.
Hard-work truly pays. I was recognized through NYSC (National Youth Service Corps) by the Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Yola headquarters, Adamawa in 2011 as a corps member who single handedly prepared the schedule of dilapidation, cost estimation and supervision of all Adamawa State INEC Local Government offices renovation. I believe that the recommendation certificate given me by NYSC is well deserved.
‘Architecture is ruggedness’ we say in Bells University. I have no doubt in my heart that I am now more than rugged as I have successfully completed MSc (Arch.) program in architecture in one of the few accredited schools of architecture in Nigeria, BELLSTECH. I am a proud graduate member of The Nigerian Institute of Management (chartered). I also have a proficiency certificate in Management
I am interested in society and their identification with each other and their surroundings. I am looking forward to seeing a sustainable environment.
God bless Nigeria.