"I Found it Hard Climbing Upstairs for Lectures": 28-Year-Old Graduate Who is Disabled Narrates Experience
- A physically challenged man who just graduated from Benue State University has narrated his experience
- In an interview with Legit.ng, Terungwa David Tuwha said the greatest challenge he had was accessing lecture halls
- Terungwa, who studied Early Childhood Education, said he lost the use of his legs due to Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
Terungwa David Tuwha, a physically challenged man, has graduated from Benue State University (BSU).
Terungwa, who is confined to a wheelchair, studied Early Childhood Education, and he has shared his experience with Legit.ng.
He said he became disabled on both legs due to a disease he called Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP).
Disabled man refuses to give up on his educational pursuit
The newest graduate said he progressively lost sensation in both legs, resulting in using a wheelchair for mobility.
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He told Legit.ng:
"The condition that lead me to be in a wheelchair is a nervous system disorder called Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). It is a neurological disorder that involves progressive weakness and reduced senses in the arms and legs."
Terungwa overcame many problems in school
In school, Terungwa faced many challenges because of his condition. The greatest of them all was difficulty in accessing lecture halls.
"The challenges I experienced during my education mostly was going upstairs for lectures or during tests. There are rough roads which always spoiled the wheelchair chair tyre."
But 28-year-old Terungwa has weathered all the storms and has now signed out of the school.
He sent some photos to Legit.ng showing the day he finished his final exam paper and how he celebrated. He wore a white shirt, and many of his friends and well-wishers congratulated him by writing on the shirt.
Terungwa, who is from Konshisha local government of Benue state, told Legit.ng that he is currently working as a graphic designer.
Disabled lady becomes a graduate
In a related story, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian lady celebrated that she is the only graduate in her family.
In a video she posted on TikTok, the lady danced and called herself a record breaker.
The lady is disabled as she has no legs due to what appears to be amputation.