UDUS Student Plans To Break Guinness World Record, Aims At Reading For 144 Hours


A final year student at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS), Muhammed Hakeem Awwal has revealed his plan to break Guinness World Record by reading for 144 hours non-stop.

Hakeem who hails from Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State, studies Physics at the Faculty of Physical and Computing Sciences. He disclosed his intention in an exclusive interview with Edutorial.

“I discovered that reading is my hobby and I do enjoy doing it. Whatever one likes to do, he should continue to do it to achieve great success,” he told this reporter.

He also narrated how he read for three consecutive days non-stop during his 200-level examination, and this gives him the motivation that he can do more than that.

He said, “This time around, I want to challenge myself by reading for 144-hour which is tantamount to six days and I believe I can do it. I want to achieve this aim with the full support of the university’s management.”

Hakeem said that he has informed the H.O.D of the Physics department, Prof. A.U Moore and that he has welcomed him well.

“From his expression, he was very glad to hear that from me, he motivated me not to give up on it and asked me to also seek advice from the staff adviser,” he furthered.

Seeks UDUS Management’s Support

Hakeem said that he would like the UDUS management to provide him with the required facilities like a reading venue, watchmen, and stopwatch among other things.

“From my findings on the Guinness World Record, it requested for little application fees which I will be glad if the university can pay for me,” he solicited.

He assured that books and reading materials are already intact.

“My department always gives students access to the book, so the departmental books will be made available for me. All that I need is the university’s support so that I can start as soon as possible,” he added.

When he was asked about the starting date he has in mind, he replied that he wants to do it during the one-week mid-semester break of the university’s 2022/2023 academic calendar which is slated between Monday, June 26 and Saturday, July 01, 2023.

Hakeem, in his words, also sought the connection to the moderator of the Guinness World Record, from the public.

“I will be glad to have anyone who can link me with them so that I can be recognized and get registered,” he requested.


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