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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.



University of Lagos | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 5


" I am driven by the concept of Justice; a concept that is relevant to all spheres of life. It is this concept I believe, that laid the foundation upon which the principles of UNAI and SDGs are upheld. As a Millennium Fellow, I believe I am playing a role in bringing about a Just world where every student is seen as relevant. The world will be a better place if the interest of everyone is put into consideration "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Effective Study Among Undergraduates

The title of my project is “Effective Study Among Undergraduate’’. It is embedded under Sustainable Development Goal 4 which is Quality Education. I came up with this project because I have seen so many students study really hard during the semester only for such hard work not to pay off. Other students devout all their time to studying in order have fantastic results which sometimes pay off, but at the expense of their social life and other developing activities they need to be involved in as young people. The basic solution to the identified problem above is “Effective Study”, which in this context, can be said to mean smart work, achieving more in limited time, studying the right way, to mention but a few. Adopting the right studying habit is a skill that will influence their attitude towards any form of activity beyond the school and its environment. I believe the earlier they learn how to study, the better for them.

Project Execution

The project held on the 5th of November, 2021. It was held on zoom, and had both undergraduates and post graduates in attendance. The facilitators were a lecturer of Philosophy from the University of Lagos, and a student from the faculty of Law University of Lagos. From the feedbacks in the registration link, a lot of issues regarding effective study was collated and forwarded to the facilitators, and these issues were properly addressed. They include lack of concentration, results not reflecting studying efforts, difficulty in focusing, forgetting after understanding a concept, inability to assimilate much, voluminous syllabi, other thoughts (Distractions), recalling difficult words, not remembering what has been read after a while, procrastination, laziness when it comes to reading, inability to assimilate quickly, controlling the wondering mind, lack of understanding, studying in time, inability to concentrate, consistency in reading etc. Also, the expectations of the students were met. These expectations include learning faster, solutions to challenges of effective learning, how to cover a lot in a short period, how to concentrate better, a general understanding of effective study techniques, to learn to recall newly learnt vocabularies, curbing laziness, learning faster, enlightenment, fast assimilation and retention, learn to read better, how to stay focused etc.

About the Millennium Fellow

Agnes Anosike is a Nigerian, studying Philosophy at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Agnes has volunteered in NGOs like Action Health Incorporated (AHI) where she volunteered as a Youth Assistant, and United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) where she volunteered as a Youth Participatory Platform (YPP) Member. She currently volunteers in her campus' Radio Station where she discusses Student-Building matters. Agnes' love for developing herself and her fellow young people further led her to open a YouTube Channel titled 'The Journey of A Youth'. As a Millennium Fellow, Agnes hopes to see to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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