60-year-old Farouk Sanni has emerged as the best-graduating student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Ibadan.
Farouk Sanni, a retired banker, said he felt satisfied in his effort to understand why people behave the way they do after studying sociology.
Sanni stated that he studied accounting at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife as an uncle-mandated course.
Alhaji, affectionately known as the finest graduating student, recounted his experience at the University of Ibadan’s 75th convocation event.
After retiring from UBA, he took on the challenge of staying healthy and pursuing his desire to understand human conduct. Sanni stated that he needed to take JAMB in order to be admitted to study sociology.
Sanni, who received eight accolades as a result of his achievement, stated that he wrote JAMB with his child, who is now studying law at the University of Lagos.
Sanni, who received eight medals for his achievement, stated that he wrote JAMB with his child, who is now studying law at the University of Ibadan.
“Studying in a class where you have those who are of the same age as your children can be very challenging, but I was magnanimous to accommodate what happened.
“Some called me daddy, some called me Mr Sanni, and some will even say, “He may be a daddy, but he is not my father. I experienced a lot of things, but as an old person, I was able to remain focused.”
Dr Oludayo Tade, a lecturer in the department, spoke about Mr Sanni’s feat, saying the best-graduating student had a chair that he fastened to a tree, where he read under a tree in the faculty of social sciences.
“This 60-year-old Sanni graduated with first class in sociology from the University of Ibadan as the best student in his set and won eight awards.”
“He has two undergraduate children at UI at the moment. Until he graduated, he picked up and dropped off his two children at lecture halls, and most of the time, I met him reading under the tree on Saturday and Sunday.”
“On Ileya day, I saw him at his usual reading space under a faculty tree, where he had brought a chair tied to the tree to use whenever he came around to read. I asked him jokingly, Alhaji ni Ojo Ileya, and he said, Oga, I have bought everything they need for them. Staying with them will distract me, sir,” he said.