The dream of a man identified as Gift Odoh, has finally become reality after several years in a Nigerian university, studying a course he ought to have finished sooner.
Odoh posted on LinkedIn that he earned a scholarship abroad after wasting two extra years on a 5-year programme because of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strikes and “unnecessarily long sessional breaks”.
Sharing his story, the lucky man said while he was in school, some of his mates who studied in private universities had gone into other phases of their lives like marriage.
Odoh went further to state that many Nigerian scholarship programmes rejected him, however, his challenges came to a halt when the University of Nottingham gave him a whopping £24,390 scholarship.
Nigerians who were happy for him, took to his comment section to send congratulatory posts.
Read few reactions below:
Abiola: “Congratulations! Your patience, resilience and your focus has kept you in the ‘running’ game. Now, during those hardship times of feeling ‘left-behind’, you have actually developed certain skills which only comes with ‘being there and done that’, these are aces up your ‘sleeve’, I like to refer to such skills sets as ‘Secret’ powers – you got this”
Emmanuel: “My brother it’s is well I’m still in the very system where I will be forced to stay for two years in my final year it may even be more than that I’m suppose to graduate this November 2020 I have not even written first semester exams as of now, now the year is almost gone no hope I’m fast approaching 30s…”