Raising a family is a huge task on its own especially when multiple kids are involved. However, a 40-year-old mother of four, Christine Banda, has been honoured for her outstanding performance at the university despite challenges.
According to The Bolton News, Christine was one of the five students from universities in the UK recognised for their outstanding performance at a ceremony in the City of London.
Christine who relocated to the UK from Africa in 2003 was honoured at the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) Outstanding Information Technology Student Awards.
The five students were honoured based on their academic performance, entrepreneurial skills and their contribution to charity, The Bolton News reports.
Christine had initially studied for a Health and Social Care degree but her passion for website creation made her abandon the course for a degree in computer and website development.
Despite having four kids with the youngest of them being two years old and the oldest being 18, Christine did not let go of her passion for education and she is thankful for it.
She said: “I have four children to look after as a single parent and it is a real challenge to fit studies around that.
“But I have managed it and I am here to try I inspire other mothers who feel that they may have missed out on education that it can be done.
“It needs hard work, passion and organisation, but it is possible. Education and learning is so important.”
This is beautiful. Congrats to her.
In other news, Legit.ng reported that a 77-year-old Nigerian woman bagged a degree from the University of Lagos.
The elderly graduate, who was one of the 12,843 outgoing students, studied Guidance and Counselling from the Faculty of Education of UNILAG (2017 set).
As a gesture of honour to her, she was called to the podium to have a handshake and snap with the chairman of the governing council of the university, Wale Babalakin, Vice Chancellor, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe and other principal officers at the convocation.
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