UNIUYO Lecturer To Break Guiness World Record Reading 66 Books In 288 Hours

UNIUYO Lecturer To Break Guiness World Record Reading 66 Books In 288 Hours

By Paulinus Nta

A thirty three year old lecturer in the University of Uyo, Ekemini Akaninyene Ukpong has vowed to read 66 Books in 288 hours for a maximum of 12 days.

In a press conference last Sunday, the marathoner said after sending the chosen 66 Books to Guiness World Record in London, he received a pre-approval to make the official attempt of the marathon read aloud from the 24th day of May, 2024.

Effiong, who is currently a Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D student in Theater Arts, said he was motivated by deep-rooted habit and insatiable quest for reading and particularly scholarly activities.

Apart from habitual reading , he said the project is his contribution in the struggle to reactivate the dwindling culture of reading among Nigerian youth, even as he expressed confidence that he will bring the expected honor to the renowned University, Akwa Abasi Ibom state and Nigeria.

The marathoner solicited support from state and non -state actors and expressed confidence that Governor Umo Eno will, in line with the content and philosophy of ARISE, encourage him to win the honor for the state.

Earlier in a speech, The Programm manager and renowned Professor of Theater Arts, Effiong Johnson, described the marathoner as ”Bookish” and an academic with extraordinary reading attitude, a development that earned him the nickname, ”School Boy”.

He said after teaching him for years, including his meticulous supervision of his Master’s Degree Thesis, he could vouch that the battle is already won.

He called on the people of the state and patriotic Nigerians to join the race and secure glory for the state and Nigeria.

Speaking further, he said the marathon is not about Ekemini, nor the University of Uyo, nor Akwa Ibom, but Nigeria!


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