Ex-medical student emerges UNILAG best Mass Comm graduate

If feelers coming from the prestigious University of Lagos are anything to go by, a former medical student of the University of Ilorin, Ismaila Mansur, has emerged the 2015/2016 best graduating student of Mass Communication of the “University of First Choice”.

Ismaila Mansur, a.k.a Alfa Esin (in Agbada attire) receiving the UNILAG Mass Communication Students' Association 'Scholar of the Year Award' from the pupolar OAP, Teju BabyFace recently...

Ismaila Mansur, a.k.a Alfa Esin (in Agbada attire) receiving the UNILAG Mass Communication Students’ Association ‘Scholar of the Year Award’ from the pupolar OAP, Teju BabyFace recently…

Investigation by The Renaissance revealed that the 2015/16 final result as approved by the Senate of the institution and released on Thursday, revealed that Mansur, a famously social media enthusiast, finished with a CGPA of 4.59 points.

All efforts to speak with the scholar proved abortive as at the time of filing this report.

Likewise, there is no official release yet from the University.

However, sources who spoke with our correspondent under the condition of anonymity said the formal announcement will be made at the January 24/25, 2017 convocation ceremonies of the University.

“This is according to the University calendar as approved by Senate”, the source said.

-What we know about Alfa Esin 

* Due to pressure from home, Alfa Esin was forced to study Medicine in the University of Ilorin for 10 years, 4 of which were failed, repeating years.

* At final year of medical school, he absconded and went on to write preliminary exams that gained him admission into the University of Lagos to study Mass Communication, his first love.

* Alfa Esin is Lead at Tact Consulting, Fellow, Osaze Osifo Initiative and two-time Editor-in-Chief of Unilag Sun, the University of Lagos Convocation Newspaper.

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* He is single but in a serious relationship.


– By Rasheed Abubakar

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  1. Dr Issa L.A

    I know Alfa Esin personally,we were one time classmates at the University of Ilorin Medical school. Am not at all surprised that he excelled in mass communication because even while in medical school He ususally represents the college at debates and outshines students in Linguisics and mass communiation.

    ‘when you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life feeling stupid’

  2. Dr. Elukpo A. D.

    Wow! Congrats Mansur. I know him personally as well while in medical school. I am happy he has found his niche and he is excelling in it.

  3. Ibrahim Yunus

    He is one of the scholars we look up particularly the Muslim students. He is one of role model, I am not surprised about this bcos I knew he was capable.

  4. Dr Shehu jamiu

    Alfa esin is my big brother in medical school….there is no doubt in the fact that he has all the quality to soar high in the realm of his dream field.I wish him the very best

  5. Congratulations Mansur… This “Young Man” (a name I love calling him) served his 3 months IT in my company and I remember employing him immediately after his interview that day because of his quality of work. He has over time demonstrated intelligence, good character, Discipline and has a good heart! Keeping soaring high my boy and I strongly believe the sky is just the starting point for you…

  6. Alfa Esin

    Thank you all. I really appreciate your kind words. Special thanks to Drs Issa, Elukpo and David, Mr Ibrahim Yunus & my Boss Madam, Mrs. Idongesit Mbaram.

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