A Nigerian lady named Ngozi Andrew has taken to Linkedin to motivate people who might be considering giving up as she shared her sad story, Siggy reports.
Her travails began from secondary school In a lengthy post, Ngozi, a first-class graduate of the University of Port Harcourt revealed that she had actually dropped out of secondary school at SS1.
According to her, only her immediate family were privy to the information that she didn’t complete her secondary school education
The linguistics and communications graduate added that her father’s early demise made things worse for them.
This is as it left the responsibility of catering for 8 children solely on her mother and this made Ngozi put her education on hold.
“My father died early, leaving only my mum to take care of 8 of us.
“Out of these 8 children, 2 were seriously sick and had to go in and out of the emergency room at regular intervals.
“The burden was just too heavy for one woman so I had to put my education on hold and get a job.”
Ngozi’s aspiration of becoming an international lawyer was halted as she moved to Lagos from the village to become a housemaid and look after the 3 kids of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). Ngozi said she kept her academic dream alive by reading everything she could lay her hands on in the lawyer’s office.
From there, she would offer the same service to a bank manager but her time with the woman also ended in a similar fashion as that of the SAN- both failed to enrol her in school despite pleadings and dedicated service.
Against all odds, Ngozi got admitted into UNIPORT, thanks to the saving she made from doing several menial jobs. Ngozi however stated that she got into the university at almost years of age.
“Fast forward to 2010, after several menial jobs, I finally saved enough and registered for GCE myself and cleared my papers. In 2013 I did jamb and Post UME. My name was number 13 on Uniport’s merit list that year.
“By the time I got into University, I was hugging 30 and I was in a class of fresh brained 19 and 20 year olds. But I was determined to put in my very best and I came out with a first Class.