Being a Payorte ambassador is a different world entirely, it opens you up to responsibilities and different exposures. The PayPorte blog recently had an interview with one of our University of Lagos Campus ambassadors Vivian Okomowho a 400L student, she shares her experiences as a student and what honour being a PayPorte campus has added to her. Enjoy the interview.
PPB: Can we meet you?
Vivian: My name is Okomowho Vivian, a 400L student of the Department of English in the University of Lagos.
PPB: How has your stay in UNILAG been?
Vivian: Very stressful and at the same time fun, Waking up early for 8am classes, facing the long queues in the bathroom and not mentioning the Stress of lecturers with their impromptu tests and assignments, but so far it’s been wonderful and interesting I must say.
PPB: You’re in your finals now right? You must be glad to be leaving it all behind soon, would you miss it all?
Vivian: Yes, in my finals o. One part of me says I would miss it all but one part of me wants to just finish and move on to the next phase of my life, but the truth is….I’m going to miss everything!
PPB: After 4 years, you should miss it, what are your motivations in life?
Vivian: My parents are my strongest motivation, though my mom is late. Whenever I wake up or want to give up, I remember that my dad is somewhere routing and counting on me. He believes in me more than I believe in myself
PPB: Cool! I’m sure your mom will be proud of you too. Do you have any special causes you champion or care about?
Vivian: Yes I do, I believe that we all are equal. No one should be sidelined either cos of gender or the class they represent in the society.
PPB: Can you share them and what you do to promote those causes?
Vivian: There is a walk and talk coming up in unilag organized by Moremi executives (which I happen to be the social secretary) of the place of women/ladies/girls in the society. How we young girls can participate and not leave it to the “men”. I am also a member of the group Women 4 Women where we preach equality of the sexes, it is an NGO
PPB: Very nice, you seem like a very busy person. What do you do for fun?
Vivian: I love to sing and I love to laugh, I laugh a lot (smiles)
PPB: (laughs), it seems infectious, so tell me how’s your experience been as a PayPorte Campus Ambassador?
Vivian: My experience so far has been Awesome, Is it the way I get treated by my mates? The accolades I get from people who know I’m an ambassador. A girl in my hall calls me PAYPORTE and then people invite you for programmes, not to forget the VIP treatment we got at the unveiling. I get invitations to help out in so many ways I never taught possible cos they believe I have something to offer( if Payporte could have chosen her, who are we not to)
PPB: Wow! That is something! Well, Vivian PayPorte (we can call you that, right?) it’s been great chatting with you. We wish you all the best in your finals, we know you’ll do great!
Vivian: It’s an honour
PPB: Take care