- A Nigerian man has inspired the social media community with his success story after failing multiple times
- Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi said he wrote O-level exams ten times before he finally made his papers
- Despite his rough academic journey, Igbalajobi went on to bag a degree, masters and PhD
A Nigerian man identified as Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi has taken to social media to inspire his followers as he recounted how he wrote O-level exams ten times before finally making his papers.
The man with the Twitter handle @olumuyiwaayo said he had F9 parallel in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination in 2002.
In his words:
"In 2002, I left Christ's school, omo na F9 parallel in WAEC with C5 in Maths. I didn't make my O-level until 2005 after 10 sittings.
"Mummy elenu ebu should read this. From DJU, Korea (MS) to KIT, Germany (PhD) and now UBC (Canada), you are unstoppable!!!"
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He said achieving the academic feat was not easy, adding that he left his MSc programme in Nigeria six months to the end and started all over in Korea for another three years.
"It wasn't that easy like any other journey in life. Left my Msc in Nigeria 6 months to the end. Started all over in Korea for another 3yrs. My final exam was in Korean but I never gave up. It was one journey I'm forever grateful that I took!"
Social media users were impressed by his resilience and flooded the comment section with their thoughts on the post.
Tweep with the handle @folaeclipse commented:
"When you are great you are great...even WAEC cannot stop your shine. They can try though but glad you didnt give up."
"Stories like yours is the biggest inspiration for people who are still struggling and about giving up on themselves. Without a test there won't be a testimony and without failures the story of success can never be complete."
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In similar news, an academic identified as Evans Omondi took to social media to celebrate his achievement after bagging a PhD in applied mathematics.
According to Omondi who shared the good news on his LinkedIn page, his PhD journey successfully came to an end following his graduation.
Omondi, who lectures mathematics and statistics at Strathmore University, wrote:
"The long PhD journey successfully came to an end following the graduation. Congratulations are in order!!"
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