Member’s Corner takes a closer look at D.I.S.S Alumni’s 200 members. This week features Dike from Class of 2004.
How would you describe yourself?
I am Dike Ndukwe. I believe anything is possible, this pushes me to go all the way to achieve goals.
What are your academic qualifications?
I have a B.Engr Information and Communication Technology from Covenant University.
Are you a member of any association?
I am a member of Nigeria Institute of Management.
Where do you work presently?
I am a realtor in Abuja.
What keeps you busy outside the office?
I love Jesus and I do a lot of activities for the church. I also enjoy mentoring young teens in my local church.
Which projects have you handled and which one challenged you the most?
I have been involved in many projects. My most challenging project was managing a 54-hectare site with 602 houses. My team and I achieved great things, making sure best practices were maintained on the site. The major challenge I had was managing a team of more experienced engineers. I was much younger than them but I carried them along by God’s Grace. I managed the site for 5years and the estate totally sold out.
What motivates you?
I am motivated by the reviews I get from happy clients.
What do you remember most about your time as a student at Dority International Secondary School?
I remember one time we went to Umuahia to play a soccer match against Ibeku high school. They thoroughly beat us, to the point that our striker ran off the pitch and didn’t play again. When we returned to Dority, we jubilated as if we won. The whole school thought we won until we told them the real story. We all laughed. Awesome time in Dority.
Have you been to D.I.S.S since you graduated?
I have been back once but I wasn’t able to engage with the students.
Where do you think you will be in the next 5 years?
I would have set up the businesses I have in mind and grown spiritually and intellectually. I believe I would be married by then as well.
Which of your achievements are you most proud of?
I would go back to the project I described earlier. Pulling off that project made me proud.
Which issues or topics are you passionate about?
I am passionate about entrepreneurship for younger generations.
If you had the chance to mentor a D.I.S.S student today, what advice would you give him/her?
Believe in yourself. Discover your talents and purpose in life. Be close to God. Study hard and improve your entrepreneurship spirit and never be afraid to try things even if they seem impossible.
Where do you see D.I.S.S Alumni in the next 5 years?
I see the alumni association networking with every single member and setting up a system where we can mentor and give back to the institution that shaped us.