Preparation is ongoing as the Creative Thinkers Forum (CTF), a youth-run NGO and intellectual platform is set to organise the 2022 edition of the Uthman Ahmad Housemate Project (UTH HMP) Competition.
The project, scheduled to hold on a Whatsapp family group between June 12 and August 21, is an intellectual battle between eight houses of married men and women, civil servants, entrepreneurs and undergraduates across different institutions.
While addressing the participants, Apena Oluwaseun (Integrity) -the Project’s Director, reminded all that UTH HMP is not a competition in an actual sense, but a social, intellectual engagement where education is mixed with entertainment.
He said further that it also creates an avenue to learn more, make research, promote discipline and management, enhance our intuition and many more.
Originally named CTF Housemate project in 2018, the name was changed in honour of Uthman Ahmad, a prominent member of the platform who passed away in 2019.
According to details obtained by AAUA INSIDER, the competition will last for 4 weeks in a series of events which will include a league campaign, stage-a-drama, get-together challenge, ‘my rival friend’ and History challenge. The third place will be decided in a spelling bee contest, while the final round winner will emerge after a debate.
Each round winner will be rewarded with varying prizes, where the final round winner will cart home an individual certificate and data worth #15, 000. Also, recognition will be given to the most active male and female, best teacher and most outstanding captain.
Participating houses are Avengers, headed by Mrs Adekanbi Basirat Adebisi (Graduate, UNILORIN); Eagles, led by Ajiboye Samuel (Post Graduate, FUTA); Galaxy, captained by Afuye Michael -Mr CTF- (Law Graduate, EKSU) and Knight headed by Ademulegun Oluwatosin (Graduate, RUGIPO).
Other participating teams are Panther, led by Adeniyi Titilope Mary -Miss CTF- (Final Year Student, AAUA); Titan, headed by Omotunde Adebimpe Janet (Law Graduate, EKSU); Valor, headed by Kamourudeen Barakah (Final year student, UNILAG); and Warrior, captained by Eghe Osazuwa Elvis (Student, UNIPORT).
Adejimi Jesunifesimi -a final year student of LAUTECH- was a returning participant. Recollecting the victory of House Gold as memorable, she praised the project for “facilitating growth mindsets, enhancing social and emotional learning and building mental toughness”
She further urged new members to challenge themselves. She said, “Obviously, not everyone who enters a competition will win. However, even if you don’t receive any of the big prizes, you can still benefit from the opportunity to challenge yourself,”
“You’ll learn new things and develop new skills/ideas and even if you don’t win, you can still show what you gained from the experience, and talk about your experience with people”, she concluded.
Alabi Aishat Adebimpe, hailing from Iwo Osun state. A sociologist and a poet who has always wanted to pursue a reporter as a career. An outspoken and a dedicated lady who is keen on exploring unexpected angels.