- A Nigerian woman identified as Christina Samuel currently sitting for her WAEC exams has given many people hope
- The 48-year-old mother of three quit farming to pursue her dreams of becoming an auxiliary nurse
- Christina's story was shared by her niece who posted a photo of her in what appears to be a school uniform
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Indeed, as long as there is life, there is hope for it is never too late to chase one's dreams. This is reflected in the amazing story of a Nigerian woman who despite the curveballs thrown at her isn't giving up anytime soon.
Identified as Christina Samuel, the 48-year-old mother of three recently joined millions of students across West Africa to partake in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
According to an Instagram user, Amadi Faith, who identified as her niece, Christina who used to be a village farmer with no previous education due to poverty and three kids from an early marriage has always dreamed of becoming an auxiliary nurse.
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Having made up her mind on her choice of career, she quit farming recently and sent her kids to some family members so that she could study and later enrol for the exams which she did.
According to Faith, "she was willing to starve if it meant studying instead of farming so that she could meet up the curriculum given to her."
However, Christina had fears about taking that bold step. With her oldest child in 200 level, she was worried about the fees and writing exams with her 'daughter's age mates'.
Faith wrote: "Initially she was worried about writing waec with her daughter's age mates and also had fears of passing the waec but not being able to finally afford to study the nursing of her dreams seeing how she practically had to save for a year just to register and write her exams without bothering about her son's school fees.
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Faith ended the post with some words of encouragement: "Poverty can limit your ability to achieve your dreams Christiana but it should never stop you from daring to dream. I know how hardworking, honest, cheerful and peaceful she is. I know you would have made an amazing nurse if not for the fault in your stars. I just want to encourage her for pursuing her education at last despite age and financial barriers."
See her post below:
Still on WAEC news, a Twitter user identified as Precious recently caused a buzz on social media after she took to the platform to narrate the experience of a student sitting for the exam.
In a series of tweets, Precious alleged that the student was insulted and given less time than allocated to write her exams all because she wouldn't cheat but write from her head.
Precious claimed that the examiner was too busy focused on his food to control the exam hall which had since turned into a rowdy class as answers were being called out in the open.
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