Ajewole Ayomide Theophilus, popularly known as Lautech Reporter, is a 2023 First-class graduate of the pure and applied chemistry department, LAUTECH. In this exclusive interview, He shared how he was able to scale through with good academic grades whilst maintaining a good online business.
Who is Ayomide Theophilus Ajewole?
I am Ajewole Ayomide Theophilus, a graduate of the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, LAUTECH.
Why Pure And Applied Chemistry?
I didn’t pick pure and Applied Chemistry initially, I did pick medicine and surgery but my course was changed, so I fell in love with my chemical science (chemistry).
What was the motivation for you behind the commencement of LAUTECH REPORTER for you?
I love writing. I am passionate about information and getting people informed. I believe the old saying, “Information is power”.
What are the milestones you encountered in your journey on campus?
There were sessions where I was unable to pay tuition fees, and even getting food to eat was difficult. Significantly, I also had an accident in 300L that affected my academics.
What are those things that have kept you going?
I am passionate about my department, I believe I can achieve great things with it. I am also from a humble background, so no one is promising me a Job/work, I have to write my own stories with my hand. Above all, I believe God is not limited; He is capable of doing great things through me.
Knowing how bulky chemistry is. How were you able to cope, and ace through?
What are your secret ingredients?It was tough. 300L, chemistry is pure chemistry. The workload was too much. I was able to scale through with proper and adequate preparation. In chemistry, both people that will fail and pass will read, but what differentiates them from those that will pass is the ability to read with smartness.
In a similar vein, chemistry offers many bulky courses anchored by professional lecturers. How were you able to cover them up before tests and examinations?
That’s what I meant by smartness. Those courses are bulky, you might not be able to cover all but, there are some that you should know that are germane aspects, so I do start reading from there with past questions. Past questions are a good pointer to a lecturer’s interest.
How were you able to balance academics with your business on campus?
Understanding how to prioritize, I know when to trade and read. I do what is worth doing in time, because know where I’m going.
Now that you’ve graduated, What is the plan for the platform?
Keep it working.
Does that mean you’re staying back in Ogbomoso?
No, I don’t have to be in Ogbomoso to get informed.
What next? Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
I will be in the laboratory, carrying out my research and breaking great records in the world of science.
Any random thing you’d like to share with the student populace?
Remember God in everything you will be doing in life, in the beginning of everything you do in life, let it. Be God-centered, God-fident, and God-glorified. Set priority, and understand why you are here. Remember you are writing your story with your hand, so write it in a way that you will be able to enter any office in the future with your results without restrictions. Have a positive mindset, and ask God for grace in all.