ULES PRODIGIO: Survival Of The Smartest By Anonyuo Anselem Somtochkwu


‘Smart people are dime a dozen. What matters is the ability to think different….to think out of the box. ’ These words of Water Isaacson gives a perfect definition of what ‘ULES prodigio’ is all about.

The ULES PRODIGIO, as the name suggests, is a competition organized by the University of Lagos Engineering Society (ULES), with the aim of bringing supposedly smart engineers together to vie for the smartest.


The competition which held on Friday, 1st of April 2016, at the LG LABORATORY, kicked off at 4.40pm. 55 contestants were present, eager to prove their worth. Thanks to the ULES PRODIGIO 2016 committee headed by Mustapha Babatunde (Assistant General Secretary ULES) for making sure that all computers were functional as it was a CBT exam. Halfway in the exam, some students could be seen scratching their heads, looking up to God for answers (ULES prodigio is not for everybody). The exam finally ended later than expected as late comers were also privileged to write the exam.


The most interesting part of the whole event is that the students had immediate access to their scores. At this point, expressions on many faces were changing rapidly with some contestants still trying to convince themselves that they are smart. Micheal Jacobs Nnamdi (400L PETROLEUM AND GAS ENGINNERING) and Bolaji Timilehin (400L COMPUTER ENGINEERING) scored 33 and 32 out of 40 respectively while the rest of the people went below them. 18 contestants out 55 will proceed to the final stage of ‘ULES PRODIGIO’ which would be coming up in no distant time. Much appreciation to DR. OMOGUNLOYE (sub-dean, faculty of engineering) for his support so far.

Any day your pastor says ‘many are called, but few are chosen’, he is talking about ULES PRODIGIO. See you at the final round.


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