Proud woman celebrates day she got her PhD after 15 years of hard work

Proud woman celebrates day she got her PhD after 15 years of hard work

- A proudly South African woman recently headed online to reminisce and celebrate about the day she graduated with her PhD

- In her heartwarming post, she also encouraged people not to give up on their goals, even if it takes years

- Many impressed people shared heartwarming comments with her in the replies section

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A proud woman, Dr Reneé Minnaar, recently headed to Facebook to share with Varsity World an inspiring post about how despite it taking her 15 years to achieve, she finally got a PhD three years ago.

She wrote:

"Would you work 15 years - that's 5 475 days - to achieve your dream? I still get chills thinking about my PhD graduation day in 2017 - celebrating my 15 years of hard work. It's a feeling of accomplishment that is hard to put into words.

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"YOUR dream may be non-academic, but my question is, what would YOU do to achieve your dream?
"On your way to your dream - take an unpaid internship, volunteer at a non-profit, start a small business, offer your help, find a mentor, gain work and life experience while you are job hunting... Use the skills, knowledge and resources that you have."

She then inspires people to continue to push for their dreams to come through even if it takes them longer than they expected. Locals loved it. Read a few of their comments below:

Leslé Ince-Garcia said:

"Congratulations Dr! Thank you for the inspiring message! May your journey ahead be abundantly blessed in every way."

Ditabza Dita Dee Dita said:

"A big congratulations to you, I'm truly inspired by your words."
Proud Doctor Celebrates Day She Got PhD After 15 Years of Hard Work
Dr Reneé Minnaar is proud of her achievement. Image: Dr Reneé Minnaar/Varsity World
Source: UGC

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that a Nigerian man, Abdulhameed Owolabi, achieved a big feat in his academic career as he bagged PhD in faraway Korea from the Kyungpook National University.

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The man said that he got a doctorate degree in climate change with a focus on energy efficiency. Sharing photos on the platform, Owolobi appreciated God and his family for the success.

A photo showed him in a fine graduation gown as he held a bouquet, posing beside some members of his faculty.


Joseph Omotayo writes for the human interest desk at He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in Literature in English. He loves basketball and books. He tweets @omotayome.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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