- Sarah Oshunniyi's academic pursuit was rough, but the journey ended well and will inspire many people
- Oshunniyi says she did not get a single A in her West African Senior School Certificate Examination
- The lady says she failed her diploma examination into law with the worst result ever
- Oshunniyi would later switch to philosophy and graduate with a first-class from the University of Lagos
A Nigerian lady identified as Sarah Oshunniyi has given credence to the fact that an academic pursuit could eventually end well despite failures at the beginning.
Oshunniyi shared her inspiring story on LinkedIn, saying she did not get a single A in her West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Legit.ng gathers that the lady said she had to study philosophy after failing her diploma examination into law with the worst result ever.
She said: "I maintained a steady 4.375 for 3 semesters. I had given up every single hope of ever making a First Class.
"I cried at the end of every semester, I was frustrated, I read in the library from 8am to 4pm during exams. I tried my best but it wasn’t good enough.
"Then I got an internship at Emerging Africa Capital Group In 2018, working closely with Toyin F Sanni. Where I learned hard and smart work, I was constantly encouraged to keep going, no matter the stupid mistakes, no matter the setbacks... keep pushing. The internship ended in 2019 and I went back to school for Final Year."
Oshunniyi said by the end of first final year, she went on her knees and wept for joy because she made 6As and 2Bs.
She said: "But I needed the same result in second semester to finally make a First Class. Then the doubt and fears set in; 'can I do it again?' 'Was it just a One-off?'"
Interestingly, at the end of the second semester, not only did she do it again, she got 7As and 1B and eventually graduated with a first-class in philosophy from the University of Lagos.
In other news, a man identified as Momo Bertrand said he has finally been hired by the United Nations (UN) after being rejected 500 times.
Bertrand took to LinkedIn to make the disclosure, saying he started applying for jobs at the UN after completing his master's degree programme.
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