Nigerian Woman who Started Hustling before She Was 8 Celebrates as she Bags Master's Degree in Flying Colours

Nigerian Woman who Started Hustling before She Was 8 Celebrates as she Bags Master's Degree in Flying Colours

  • A Nigerian lady has celebrated getting her master's degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  • Celebrating her success, she recounted how she combined her full-time job and pregnancy with academic work
  • The lady who had started hustling before she turned 8 said she travelled to school 16 hours every two weeks

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A Nigerian lady has celebrated her latest academic achievement in grand style.

The woman named Bridget Chinalu Ujah-Ogbuagu announced on LinkedIn that she had just got her master's degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).

Joy as Nigerian lady celebrates bagging master's degree, showcases her fine results
Bridget said she started hustling before she was 8 years old Photo Credit: LinkedIn/Bridget Chinalu Ujah-Ogbuagu
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In a celebratory mood, she recounted her humble beginning. According to Bridget, she had to hustle as early as age 7 and completed her primary and secondary education in one of the poorest schools in the community.

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Yet, she emerged the second-best when she did her undergraduate program.

Challenges on the road to getting a wonderful master's degree

Bridget explained that her journey to becoming a master's holder wasn't in any way rosy.

She recalled how she juggled her full-time job and pregnancy with meeting up with academic demands.

The hard-working lady would travel 16 hours every two weeks to school.

Showcasing her second class honours result which is one of the best during her program, Bridget said it is a testament to the fact that anything is possible once one sets his/her mind to it.

Speaking with, Mrs Chinalu - who is currently pursuing her Ph.D in computer science at university of Ilorin, Kwara State - described herself as strong-willed and a core optimist. She said these values coupled with determination has seen her come this far.

"My motivating factor has always been my heart-yearn to make a difference, so I give my best in whatever that I do so I can make that difference.

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"I'm a strong willed person and a die hard optimist, I never give up on anything I set my mind to achieve. This has always been one of my major attributes that have helped thus far in life."

The Abia indigene who gave up some social activities in order to manage her time and concentrate on her academic goals appreciated her husband for serving as as a strong support system.

Reacting to her story, Arekam Sunday said:

"Bravo! Mrs Bridget. This is inspiration and a great motivation . Thank you ma for paying those prizes."

Ifeatu Ikedi commented:

"Like Napoleon Hill said in his book " Think and grow rich", A winner never quit, and a quitter never win. That's a simple logic, if you want to win you must not give up!!!
"Congratulations to you Bridget for being an encouragement to others, and more so for being a Super lioness. Graduating from the lion's den is not a child's play."

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Dr Ignatius Ezeani wrote:

"Really proud of you Sis. Your drive is out of this world. Please keep it up and continue to inspire the young ones."

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Nigerian mum shatters university record that has stood since 1977

Meanwhile, previously reported that a mother of one had broken a 44-year-old record in UNICAL.

The lady, in a celebration mood, took to her Instagram page to announce that she has bagged a first-class honours degree from the department of linguistics and Nigerian languages, University of Calabar.

According to a release by the university which she shared on her Instagram, she broke a record that had stood since 1977.

The mother of one while sharing a sheet that confirmed her degree recounted how she had written her exam while being heavily pregnant.

According to her, there was a certain day she had exams on Wednesday and put to bed the following Saturday.


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