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Man to break World Record for 150hrs of lecture

2023 might be the year for Nigerians to take over the Guinness World Records.

Hilda Baci was still basking in her feat after cooking for 100 hours when Damilola Adeparusi embarked on 150 hours of cooking, which she accomplished.

But then, it seemed Hilda’s inspiration was the match that kindled the flame that spurred Nigerians into a frenzy for record-breaking.

A computer science lecturer with the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Joshua Hassan is set for an ACA-A-THON event for the longest duration of lecturing, currently set at 150 hours.

The date for the academic to attempt this record is October 16, 2023.

Meet Joshua Hassan
“God helping me, this achievement is for the whole of Africa because nobody has done it..and for Nigeria, it will encourage so many young Nigerians that have lost hope in the education system”, he noted. Photo: @Josh_Nok/Twitter

The Computer Science lecturer graduated with a CGPA of 4.13 in Computer Science and a 4.56 CGPA in his second degree from Kaduna State University (KASU) respectively.

Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at the Federal University Oye Ekiti (Fuoye).

“Teaching is an inborn gift that I have, and by nature, I’m a sanguine with a touch of melancholy and choleric.. these traits and characteristics in me make me talk without getting tired”, he explained to Radio Nigeria.

Hassan has a penchant for teaching and has taught in nursery, primary, and secondary schools, before heading to become a lecturer at Ekiti.

“My passion is my motivation to take on the challenge of the Guinness World Record for the longest lecturing time”, Hassan who is also a Google Scholar said.

Since its inception in 1955, the Guinness Book of World Records recognises and publishes human achievements and the extremes of the natural world.

Writing by Muzha Kucha; Editing by Julian Osamoto