- A Nigerian businesswoman has celebrated finally completing her university education after 12 years
- The mother of three graduated with a bachelor's degree in food science and engineering from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Oyo state
- The beautiful lady shared how a series of strike actions coupled with marital experience extended her stay in school beyond normal
Congratulations are in order for a Nigerian mum of three as she bagged a degree in food science and engineering after 12 years.
How series of strike actions and her marriage duties forced her to extend her graduation year
In a lengthy explanation she penned, the lady said she had left home in 2010 to run a pre-degree program at the university and became an undergraduate in 2011.
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She would start a business in her 200L but everything was hampered by strike - this was her first experience of the ritual-like industrial action public universities have been bedevilled with.
Her second strike experience came in her finals at a time she was doing IT.
According to the lady, business boomed at that time that she had her first store in Lagos, acquired her first whip and planned her wedding while being an expectant mum.
The self-acclaimed hair guru who owns multiple businesses would go on to have two extra years; witness more than five strike actions as well as take time off to deliver her three kids at intervals.
On why she persevered and continued her university education despite the challenges, she wrote:
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"I did this because money isn't everything and without education, I might not be where I am today."
The CEO added that she was determined to finish the program to motivate her kids that education remained the key as well as for her father and husband.
"Congratulations to her , see ehn money will solve some problems, thank God she was loaded amidst all , she for done tire."
"Wow! Love this! Congrats Glee, I love how resilient and determined you were. This will serve as a motivation to your kids and people surrounding you."
"I can’t wait to share my own journey since 2012 on this gram , Hellooooo I’m still in 400 level and we are on strike . , my course is a 5 years course anyways , aside 1 year internship tho. Not to talk of service again."
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"Sounds more like my story but mine wasn’t lengthy like hers. Had my two kids in University and still graduated with good grades."
Student finally completes university education after 13 years
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian student had graduated from the university after 13 years.
UNIJOS Breaking News on Facebook shared a picture of Jonathan showing off a white shirt that had the inscription:
"Most Senior Comrade Jango."
Legit.ng gathered that Jonathan was neck-deep in students' politics and NANS and this saw him move from one department to the other over the years till his eventual graduation.